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

In case of Python errors during installation

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

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 0.18?

In release 0.18 the following has been updated and changed.

You can now select more algorithms, or use your own custom algorithm to screen possibly even faster!  

ASReview LAB has become even more user-friendly, check out the new ‘help’ functionality for example.

Simulation mode now also contains the option to stop simulating after all inclusions have been found. Let’s save computation time and energy!

Want to find out what more has changed? Read more in this blogpost or find more details in the 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 >.