Programming language for reaction-time program -- need advice
Posted on 2011-09-19
I need to write a program that will be used for a psychology experiment. The program will display a series of very simple math problems, such as these two:
9 - 7 =
2 x 4 =
The answer is always a single digit. The program will keep track of the amount of time it takes the user to hit the correct key. The number of problems will be specified at the beginning of the run. At the end of the run, the program will create a text file that contains the problems answered, whether the correct answer was given, and the reaction time.
It's very important that the program give accurate results.
I'm not a programmer, but I took some programming courses in college (mostly in PL/I but also in Pascal and APL). I'm looking for recommendations for a programming language that is free, reasonably easy to learn, and runs under Windows 7.
I don't much care about things like the ability to create a fancy user interface. The program will not be sold.
Thanks in advance.