Hi Chris -

Im CCing our new team member Yuan (Taylor) Xie who is taking over from Neel (who started a PhD program at NYU). Taylor spent time as an NYU undergrad in Tony Movshon’s lab - so she has managed to pick up our MWorks needs pretty fast!

Im writing because we would like to implement a function/plug-in in MWorks for drawing values for particular trial events (e.g a time requirement for fixating a stimulus) from a distribution with specific properties (truncated exponential).

We have code from colleagues in Mike Shadlen’s lab here that implements this in C or Matlab (attached).

For example, in the Matlab version, we feed in a mean_time, min_time and max_time:

tOut = exponential_timer(mean_time, min_time, max_time)

Is it possible to implement something like this for us fairly soon? Any other suggestions for how we might implement it ourselves easily?

Many thanks,

Yasmine

exponential_timer.c (1.49 KB)

exponential_timer.m (758 Bytes)