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Quick Start


Download and Install the Software

DIONE uses algorithms implemented in R to analyse data, so requires R to be installed before launching DIONE.

The current supported R version is R-3.5.3 for Windows.

It is recommended to install R before installing DIONE.



Go to to download the trial version. The trial version has full functionality for analysing any data in CSV files, including your own, but will process only the first 1000 rows of data in the CSV file.

By downloading and installing the software you accept the license agreement.

Fill out the form with at least your first name, last name and email address. I will use this information only to contact you occasionally in the future about important updates of DIONE.

Button Download DIONE on the form will download the software after pressing Save File here:

The downloaded file DIONEsetup.exe with a size of about 71 MB includes the Java runtime engine and required R packages.

Any future updates will be much smaller.

Anti-virus software may show a security warning, for example Norton Security:

The reason is that DIONE is a new program and not (yet) well-known. To continue, click Restore & exclude this file and then confirm by clicking Yes.

(Double-)click the downloaded file DIONEsetup.exe to install DIONE:

Windows may show a security warning, for example in Windows 10:

The reason is again that DIONE is not yet well-known. To continue, click More info and then Run anyway.

The default installation folder will be something like C:\Users\Jacob\AppData\Local\Programs\Dione Complex Systems\DIONE.

During installation you can change it to any other writable folder, for example C:\bin\DIONE.

The installation folder should now look like this:


Use DIONE for Data Analysis

To get started using DIONE, follow the instructions in the Quick Start Guide.

Ensure that R is installed before starting DIONE.



Go to

Under Download and Install R, click the link Download R for Windows, then on page R for Windows, click the link install R for the first time. This takes you to page R-3.5.3 for Windows (32/64 bit).

Link Download R 3.5.3 for Windows will download the software (about 79 MB, 32/64 bit) after pressing Save File here:

(Double-)click the downloaded file R-3.5.3-win.exe:

Accept defaults, or change the installation folder, preferably to a writable folder on your system, for example C:\bin.This is not required for DIONE, but may be handy for other uses of R.