Yes, you do. Any Matlab version up from version 7.0 will work. You will need the “Signal processing toolbox” and the “Statistics toolbox” (statistical parametric response analysis only). See also System Requirements.
Licensing costs depend on the functionality you need. Please see ANSLAB Professional.
An ANSLAB licence includes an unlimited number of installations in your workgroup. No annual fees apply. You receive free updates. A three hour Internet based introduction is included.
ANSLAB was developed during the past 20 years in our own research and then expanded to make it accessible to other researchers. Thus, its usability is good but certainly not comparable to high-end professional software like MS Office. The software is highly flexible to analyze a wide range of channel setups and study designs. Each analysis module is optimized for the specific needs of a certain physiological channel type (e.g., some requiring much and some little manual supervision and control). Due to this built in flexibility one will need some time to get accustomed to the different analysis types and options of the software. This is why we recommend ANSLAB particularly to researchers with some prior experience in psychophysiological data analysis. Larger labs who regularly conduct large psychophysiology studies will benefit most from the productivity enhancing features. If you are a beginner to psychophysiological signal analysis or only need a small set of analyses for few channels and subjects, check out our data center solutions or the SPR software repository.
Yes, with your ANSLAB licence you receive the full ANSLAB source code (except for the licencing module). You may edit and modify any parts of the code for your scientific work. However, only bugs and problems with unmodified parts of ANSLAB are handled by our support.