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Easy instructions how to install ASReview LAB

Follow the instructions below and you will be ready to start your systematic review with ASReview.

Start install in 3 simple stepsRelease notes and updates

1. Check if Python is installed

For Windows

Check if Python v3.7+ is installed

  1. Open the search field of Windows and enter CMD. Click on Command Prompt.
  2. Write python --version in the Command Prompt and press ENTER.
  3. If this returns a number higher than 3.7, Python is installed and you can proceed with Install ASReview. If not, continue to the next step.

Install Python

  1. Go to python.org/downloads to download Python for Windows.
  2. Install Python for Windows. IMPORTANT: Check the box  add Python to your PATH environment variable during the installation.
For MacOS/Linux

Check if Python v3.7+ is installed

  1. Open your Launchpad (in your Dock) and search Terminal. Click on Terminal.
  2. Write python --version in the Terminal and press ENTER.
  3. If this returns a number higher than 3.6, Python is installed and you can proceed with Install ASReview. If not, continue to the next step.

Install Python

  1. Go to https://docs.conda.io/en/latest/miniconda.html#macosx-installers to download the latest Miniconda3 MacOSX 64-bit pkg.
  2. Install Miniconda for MacOS.

2. Install ASReview LAB

Install ASReview LAB by writing the following in the Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (MacOS)

pip install asreview

In case of Python errors

In case the newest Python release throws errors during the installation of ASReview. Please downgrade Python to for example 3.8.10.

3. Start ASReview LAB

Run the following command in the Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (MacOS)

asreview lab

New features of ASReview presented by ELAS

What’s new in v1.0?

The new version of the software has been completely re-designed and includes a nice dark mode! Version 1.0 also features a simulation mode in the front end, so that anyone can test the performance of different machine learning models. The biggest challenge was to develop a new data model. Results of the machine need to be stored as efficiently as possible (a model can easily produce a Tb of data) while at the same time, the results should be transparent and reproducible.

Version 1.1 improves the software even further: better mobile performance, adding a progress bar for the simulation mode, improved documentation, and much more (see the release notes)!

ASReview LAB has come a long way. Interested in the journey? Find out more about ASReview’s previous releases here >.

Check your current version by opening the menu within ASReview LAB. The version number is displayed under the ASReview logo. If necessary, you can upgrade ASReview LAB to the latest version by using the following command in the Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (MacOS):

pip install ––upgrade asreview