CogMaster Statistics course: Python materialsΒΆ

Python materials for the statistics course of the CogMaster.

Authors: S. Charron, G. Varoquaux


Why Python for statistics in experimental psychology?

R is a language dedicated to statistics. Python is a general purpose language with statistics module. R has more statistical analysis features than Python, and specialized syntaxes. However, when it comes to building complex analysis pipelines that mix statistics with e.g. image analysis, as in the case of brain imaging, the richness of Python is an invaluable asset.

See also

  • MNE Python: Analysis of EEG and MEG in Python
  • Nipy The NeuroImaging in Python ecosystem
  • PyschoPy: presention of stimuli and collection of data for experimental psychology

See also

Scipy lecture notes

The scipy lecture notes have a chapter on statistics in Python that is kept up to date and is a good complement to these notes for statistic topics not specific to experimental psyschology.


To install Python, we recommend that you download Anaconda Python