Download for Unix, linux
CleverPsych is usually used under Windows, but as it is written in
Java it will theoretically run on any platform which has the Java
Runtime Environment (JRE) installed.
We have done some basic testing on a Linux VM. Contact us if you have problems.
You may download the software, example database and support files
and try out the software. You can also download for Windows. If you are already using CleverPsych and want to
download the latest version we recommend you backup your CleverData folders
first. For more details read the update
CleverPsych is hosted on SourceForge, and the latest download and
installation instructions can be downloaded by clicking the files in
Look on https://adoptopenjdk.net or www.java.com for a Java version
8 installation package.
Read the file descriptions there. The major files of interest are:
LinuxUnixINSTALLATION.txt - installation instructions
CleverPsych.zip - put into your Downloads directory and unzip there.
Run appropriate install script in Downloads/CleverPsych
GettingStarted.txt - look at this after you have downloaded
Follow these instructions
exactly!. We are assuming that you know your way around LINUX
1. Install the latest version of the Java JRE (google for Java
Download). This will be from Oracle for linux or from Apple for Mac
You can check the version first by typing "java -version" into a
terminal window e.g.
java version "1.7.0_17"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_17-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode,)
This is version 7 update 7. You need
2. If you do not have a word processor installed, download
LibreOffice. You need an editor that can handle RTF files.
3. Next download CleverPsych.zip into the Downloads directory and
"unzip CleverPsych.zip" (if you dont have Downloads create it).
This will create two directories:
CleverPsych contains the software
CleverDemo contains the demonstration
and there are two script files.
The install script is UNIXinstall.sh. You will probably have to
chmod 766 UNIXinstall.sh
And run the script:
The script will backup any current CleverPsych, and do some
conversion of windoze files.
The first time you install CleverPsych the CleverData folder that
will contain your data is also created.
The directories are put into your home directory.
Finally CleverPsych will start using the demonstration database.
If it doesnt work look at this log (its from LINUX, but it
should be similar).
The start scripts are $HOME/CleverData/scripts/UNIXrunCleverPsych.sh
for your data,
if you want to use the demo system.
You may be able to set up an icon or menu item to start them. This
depends on your system, but is something like:
Right click on the menu bar and Add to
panel->Custom Application Launcher.
Then browse to
You can also click on the icon and browse to
Newer versions of Linus seem to have made this much harder.
You can look at some demonstration videos
to see how to use the system.
Read the manual in the
CleverPsych/doco directory for a tutorial and everything else you
need to know!
You will need to edit the
main configuration file $HOME/CleverData/config/Configuration.txt either
from the CleverPsych Config menu or with an editor and set all the