How to run an experiment
Start a session
Double click on the Start session icon.
Select your z-Leaf
In the first list look for the z-Leaf you want to use, type the corresponding number and hit enter.
Select your z-Tree
In the second list look for the z-Tree you want to use, type the corresponding number and hit enter.
Number of clients
Type the number of clients you want to connect and hit enter.
Wait until a new window with a list of urls opens up.
Links for participants
Export the url list and close the two open windows.
Upload your z-Tree files
Switch to FileZilla on your local machine.
- connect to the server via sftp
- in the Host field type: sftp://127.0.0.1
- int the Username field type: lab
- in the password field type: lab
- in the Port field type: 60022
- click Quickconnect
Step 2: on the local site (left) navigate to the path were you stored your .ztt files
Step 3: on the remote site (right) navigate to
Step 4: on the local site select the .ztt (or .ztq) files you want to upload
Step 5: drag & drop the selected files from the local site to the remote site
Note: You can use the scratch folder to organize your experiments. Create subfolders for different experimenters or treatments.
Switch back to your virtual machine and double click on the Show z-Tree icon.
Open your z-Tree file
Click on File -> Open.
Step 1: double click on the / (root) folder.
Step 2: double click on the share folder.
Double click on the scratch folder. Then double click on the .ztt file you want to open.
Ready to run your treatment
You are now ready to start your experiment.
For all further steps follow the z-Tree manual.
Download your results files
After your experiment is completed switch FileZilla and download your output files to your local hard drive.
The output files are stored in
There is a subfolder named with a time stamp for every session.
Terminate the session
Once you saved your output files you can terminate the session in your virtual machine.