Pragmatic machine learning – from Analyse to iOS

Machine learning is coming

I joined Askia in January as a techie and some might say that writing a data science post when surrounded by a bunch of confirmed data science nerds is stupid. I would say it’s suicidal. So to make everyone comfortable I’d like to add that this is not a data science article but a pragmatic approach of how anyone could use data from our analyse software to create some pretty cool predictive models. I am going to walk through a very basic example of how we used data…

Pirates’ favourite language? ARRRRR!

Pirates' favourite language?

The first time I heard about modelling and advanced statistics was when I read Isaac Asimov’s Foundation. The second time – a good 10 years later – was when I was taught about Factor Analysis by Herve de Milleville at university, and then later met Jean-Paul Benzecri, Ludovic Lebart and André Salem. My thought then was that Hari Seldon’s dream had come true. Unfortunately years of practice have put a damper on my hopes – post rationalisation made me blame Chaos Theory and as the famous adage goes:…

Iris now supports Askia data and goes PAYG!

Iris now supports Askia data

Dashboard design platform Iris will support a new integrated Askia data source. The development teams at Askia and E-Tabs have put their collective heads together and are about to release the new external data source. The final pieces of work should be complete at the end of the next development sprint, so the release is imminent. Utilising the AskiaVista REST API, Iris users will be able to pull in variables from an Askiavista portfolio directly, alongside other sources of data into their dashboards. Richard Collins, Chief Customer Officer…

What’s new in Analyse 5.4?

What's new in Analyse 5.4?

We have released several 5.4 updates to askiaanalyse over the past few months and these versions are jam-packed with new features; most of which were added thanks client suggestions. Below is a breakdown of the most notable new features and functionality of the newest data analysis from Askia: Find option in portfolio & tab definition There are a number of options to search for text in the questionnaire tree but no so many for the same in your portfolios and tab definitions. We have added a Find function…


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As the askiavista user base keeps growing, vista Administrators have asked if we could provide broader and more flexible usage statistics. Well, as we start this new year, we’re delivering a brand new Activity monitoring with vastly improved monitoring capabilities. Available by default to askiavista Administrators, it will enable them to monitor: surveys, users, groups, companies, servers, errors, as well as the different actions and types of analyses that their end-users are running on the platform. Furthermore, for those who are administering multi-server askiavista instances, the ability to…

AskiaAnalyse: team me up, Scotty!

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The software in the Askia range have been designed to work alongside each other.  If you know how your survey tree looks in Design, you will not be surprised by how it looks in Analyse. That’s the whole point of an integrated suite. Analyse has mainly been designed to work with a single user, creating their weightings, calculated variables and filters in their QES file. When we realised that a lot of our users were working on continuous surveys, we introduced Surf files: the analysis definitions were stored…

Is Askia compatible with Windows 10 ?

AskiaSuite Starting from version 5.3.5 of AskiaSuite (askiadesign & askiaanalyse), our beloved swiss-army knife software suite is compatible with Windows 10. AskiaSuite 5.3.3 is NOT yet compatible (as of November 2015) with Windows 10. Please check the comments below to see the latest update. Supervisor & CATI While askiafield 5.3.3 appears to be compatible, we recommend using the latest 5.3.5 versions, for the sake of matching your AskiaSuite version. Web-based applications Our browser-based applications, such as askiavista or askiaweb are not affected by client OS changes and thus remain compatible. Happy upgrade!  



Our latest update to askiavista, our online data analysis and reporting web app, is finally here! Version is an incremental update that contains many fixes and some useful new features: Scenarios Askiavista can now make use of askiadesign‘s useful Scenarios (aka Versions) in order to filter the list of questions and/or responses. This allows you to customise the display of your survey variables and responses based on the sets of Scenarios defined in askiadesign. In the case of an omnibus survey, you could for example create a Scenario…

New version of askiaanalyse


This post is the second in a series that detail the key features in version of askiadesign & askiaanalyse. The blog post on askiadesign can be found here. Much development work has been invested in to take our Analysis software to the next level. A detailed list of these great new features can be found in the version roadmap. Below are a summary and examples of several key developments: Table of contents: Table arithmetic (Cleaning script) Aggregated scripts Table arithmetic (Calculation arithmetic) Table suppression Paste captions New keywords in script calculations New options in level…

Askiavista released!

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We’ve released an update to askiavista, our data analysis & reporting web application. This update is packed with new features (and we also hunted down some pesky bugs): Manage concurrent user sessions We’ve added the possibility for askiavista administrators to enable / disable concurrent user sessions for askiavista 6.x. This setting can be global or per user group in order to better adapt to your needs. Askiavista 6 activity reports To prepare for Askiavista’s brand new Administration module, we have began implementing user activity (for version 6) reports in the askiavista…