Easy instructions how to install ASReview LAB

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

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1. Install Python

Install Python on Windows

Check if Python 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 3.6, 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 to add Python to your PATH environment variable during the installation.
Install Python on MacOS/Linux

Check if Python 3.6+ 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

MacOS users with an Arm-based Apple M1 chip

For installing ASReview LAB on a Mac with an Arm-based Apple M1 chip, you should follow this workaround. Some Python packages have not been made available to pip yet.

3. Start ASReview LAB

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

asreview lab

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New features of ASReview presented by ELAS

What’s new in 0.17.1?

Mainly documentation has been updated for release 0.17.1. In release 0.17 the following has been updated and changed.

Importing datasets can now also be done with semicolon and tab delimited datasets and we now support line breaks in abstracts.  

We improved the contrast in dark-mode and redesigned the upload screen for benchmark datasets.

Also, many technical challenges have been fixed (e.g., JavaScript API for the REST API), which slowly opens the way to the soon-to-be-released version 1.0!!

Want to find out what more has changed? Read more in this changelog.

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

Dive into ASReview’s history

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