Hello PsychoPy community!
I am fairly new to coding up experiments for data acquisition and due to the rest of my lab’s experience with MATLAB and PsychToolBox, I ended up coding my first paradigm using these tools during my pilot sessions. The code works, but it is ugly and I would much prefer to use Python as I have much more experience with it. I have checked out compatibility with EyeLink, which PsychoPy seems to have, as well as all the other standard things such as interfacing with LabJacks etc.
The one thing I would definitely need is something comparable to PsychToolBox’s “DrawFormattedText” function, which returns the on-screen coordinates of the boxes around all individual words on the screen at a particular moment in time.
If PsychoPy offers a function like this, I will immediately jump over to PsychoPy and happily forget using PTB due to its awkwardness (at least for someone who feels much more comfortable with Python). However, the closest thing I could find was in TextStim, that there is a boundingBox method, but this seems to only give the bounding box of the text as a whole, and not also as an array of each individual word (which PTB does provide).
I hope this functionality is hidden somewhere else or has previously been implemented as some sort of add on? Is anyone aware of whether this is possible (easily) in PsychoPy?