Datavyu is a Java-based application that runs on Windows, Mac, and on Linux operating systems. Its primary goal is to link behavioral researchers with their video and to provide a way for researchers to record their observations, extract their data for analysis, and share their work. Using a spreadsheet template that specifies which categories of events you’re interested in coding, Datavyu enables researchers to record events and build on prior analyses.
This guide provides all the information you need to start using Datavyu, with installation instructions, an in-depth description of the software components, and a series of tutorials that target common operations. The reference section lists terms and definitions, as well as detailing any file format requirements and limitations.
If you’re new to coding, or want to bone up on advice from the experts, consider the Best Practices Guide for instruction on how best to harness Datavyu’s capabilities, and tips for starting to code behavioral videos.