Table of Contents
1. Installing the Program
2. The Launcher Window
3. The Collect Window
4. The Review Window
5. The Configure Window
6. Customizing the Program
7. Troubleshooting

The Configure Window

The Configure window allows users to customize various aspects of DARMA without needing to modify its source code. Currently, there are four options that can be configured: the default folder, the number of samples per second, the axis magnitude, and the axis labels.

The Default Folder setting determines the first folder displayed during imports and exports. This setting does not prevent users from exporting to or importing from other folders; it is simply a way of saving time. If no default folder or an erroneous path is specified, DARMA will default to the folder containing the shortcut or executable it was run from (e.g., the user's desktop).

The Samples per Second settings determines the number of joystick samples output per second. The actual number of times DARMA samples the joystick per second will vary between computers and conditions. So, to correct for differences in achieved sampling rate, missing data, and joystick jitter/noise, DARMA attempts to sample at 12 samples per second and then averages the samples based on their corresponding multimedia time stamps. For instance, when Samples per Second is set to 1.00, all samples with a time stamp between 0.00 s and 1.00 s will be averaged together (as well as 1.00 s and 2.00 s and so on). Setting Samples per Second to less than 1.00 will average samples together from multiple seconds. For instance, when Samples per Second is set to 0.50, all samples with a time stamp between 0.00 s and 2.00 s will be averaged together (as well as 2.00 s and 4.00 s and so on).

The Axis Magnitude setting determines the scaling of the output values. All Axis Magnitude settings are centered around zero, ranging from the negative magnitude value to the positive magnitude value. For instance, setting the Axis Magnitude to 100 will produce output values ranging from -100 to 100.

The Axis Labels settings determine the labels displayed for the circumplex quadrants, poles, and axes. The labels for quadrants and poles will only be displayed on the Collect Window, while the labels for the axes will be displayed in the Review window and written to any exported annotation files. Axis Labels may contain any alphanumeric values and many standard symbols; they may also be left blank. There are also three buttons in the Axis Labels setting, which allow users to quickly load commonly-used Axis Labels (shown below) or clear the current Axis Labels.

Configure Window with Interpersonal Labels
The Configure window set to the Interpersonal Circumplex (Horowitz et al., 2006)

Configure Window with Affective Labels
The Configure window set to the Affective Circumplex (Russell, 1980)
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Last edited Oct 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM by jmgirard, version 16