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

Put your files in /share and its subdirectories. z-Tree and z-Leaf executables should be put into /share/ztree. Experiment output will be put into /share/scratch, where each session gets its own directory.

Note: You can also use the scratch folder to organize your experiments. Create subfolders for different experimenters or treatments.

Open z-Tree

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

The output files are stored in /share/scratch.

Terminate the session

Once you saved your output files you can terminate the session in your virtual machine.