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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.

It is recommended to install R before installing 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-3.5.0 for Windows (32/64 bit).

Link Download R 3.5.0 for Windows will download the software (about 62 MB, 32/64 bit) after pressing Save File here:

(Double-)click the downloaded file R-3.5.0-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.



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.

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.

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

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.