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We invite you to be a beta tester of [[Analytica 5.3]] if you have Analytica {{#svarget:prevrelease}} installed on your computer with an active subscription. (Sorry, not Analytica Free 101 and not a legacy permanent license). A floating license subscription works.
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We invite you to be a beta tester of [[Analytica 5.4]] if you have Analytica {{#svarget:prevrelease}} installed on your computer with an active subscription. (Sorry, not Analytica Free 101 and not a legacy permanent license). A floating license subscription works.
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This early beta testing. So far, we've only sent invites to beta test to internal Luminaries, although you are welcome to have a look at the early beta even if you aren't a Luminary. Once we get and incorporate their feedback, we will announce the beta testing to the Analytica community. However, if you are eager to beta test at this early stage, we welcome you to do so.
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The beta testing period for [[Analytica 5.3]] has ended and [[Analytica 5.3]] is now the current release!  Please visit the [https://Analytica.com/support/downloads/ Analytica Downloads] page to get the latest.
 
The beta testing period for [[Analytica 5.3]] has ended and [[Analytica 5.3]] is now the current release!  Please visit the [https://Analytica.com/support/downloads/ Analytica Downloads] page to get the latest.
  
 
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== Why become a beta tester? ==
 
== Why become a beta tester? ==
  
* Test drive the upcoming release {{#svarget:betarelease}} and start using its [[Analytica 5.3|new features]] immediately.
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* Test drive the upcoming release {{#svarget:betarelease}} and start using its [[Analytica 5.4|new features]] immediately.
 
* Participate in webinars on tips and guides on new features.
 
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* Help improve the final release.  
 
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== As a beta tester, we request that you ==
 
== As a beta tester, we request that you ==
  
* Read [[What's new in Analytica 5.3?]] for an overview of the new features.
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* Read [[What's new in Analytica 5.4?]] for an overview of the new features.
 
* Sign up as a beta tester by filling in the form when you run the installer.
 
* Sign up as a beta tester by filling in the form when you run the installer.
 
* Try out the new Analytica enhancements of interest to you.
 
* Try out the new Analytica enhancements of interest to you.
 
* [[Beta_Tester_Page/Submitting_a_Bug_Report|Submit a bug report]]  if you find an issue
 
* [[Beta_Tester_Page/Submitting_a_Bug_Report|Submit a bug report]]  if you find an issue
* Keep up-to-date with the latest beta build.  Analytica will show you an alert whenever there is a new build ready to install, about every 2 weeks.  We may also send you email reminders.  See [[Analytica 5.3 beta Release Notes| release notes]] for changes and bug fixes in each beta release.
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* Keep up-to-date with the latest beta build.  Analytica will show you an alert whenever there is a new build ready to install, about every 2 weeks.  We may also send you email reminders.  See [[Analytica 5.4 beta Release Notes| release notes]] for changes and bug fixes in each beta release.
 
* We encourage you to retain Analytica {{#svarget:prevrelease}} when you install Analytica {{#svarget:betarelease}}  beta. That lets you compare their behavior if you suspect a new bug.
 
* We encourage you to retain Analytica {{#svarget:prevrelease}} when you install Analytica {{#svarget:betarelease}}  beta. That lets you compare their behavior if you suspect a new bug.
  
 
== How to start beta-testing ==
 
== How to start beta-testing ==
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Download the installer for the latest beta build, release number 5.3.2, from:
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Download the installer for the latest beta build, release number 5.4.0, from:
* [http://downloads.Analytica.com/ANA5.3/Ana64Setup5_3_2_154.exe Analytica 64-bit]
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* [http://downloads.Analytica.com/ANA5.4/Ana64Setup5_4_0_161.exe Analytica 64-bit]
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These beta builds use your existing {{#svarget:prevrelease}} subscription license that is already on your computer. A separate beta license is not required.
 
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== Improve docs on the Analytica wiki ==
 
== Improve docs on the Analytica wiki ==
  
During beta period, we are still updating this Analytica Wiki to reflect new features. [[What's new in Analytica 5.3?]] is the most complete listing of new features, and is also a work in progress. As we approach final release date, this information will be more complete.
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During beta period, we are still updating this Analytica Wiki to reflect new features. [[What's new in Analytica 5.4?]] is the most complete listing of new features, and is also a work in progress. As we approach final release date, this information will be more complete.
  
 
As an Analytica user, you are invited to contribute to the docs! Since it's on a wiki (using Mediawiki software, just like Wikipedia), you can add or edit any content.  If you find something unclear, incomplete, or just wrong, feel free to fix it yourself. Or add comments, asking someone else to.  And you are welcome to add tips or interesting examples.  
 
As an Analytica user, you are invited to contribute to the docs! Since it's on a wiki (using Mediawiki software, just like Wikipedia), you can add or edit any content.  If you find something unclear, incomplete, or just wrong, feel free to fix it yourself. Or add comments, asking someone else to.  And you are welcome to add tips or interesting examples.  

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We invite you to be a beta tester of Analytica 5.4 if you have Analytica 5.3 installed on your computer with an active subscription. (Sorry, not Analytica Free 101 and not a legacy permanent license). A floating license subscription works.

This early beta testing. So far, we've only sent invites to beta test to internal Luminaries, although you are welcome to have a look at the early beta even if you aren't a Luminary. Once we get and incorporate their feedback, we will announce the beta testing to the Analytica community. However, if you are eager to beta test at this early stage, we welcome you to do so.


Why become a beta tester?

  • Test drive the upcoming release 5.4 and start using its new features immediately.
  • Participate in webinars on tips and guides on new features.
  • Help improve the final release.
  • Check that your models work in the new release. Find any issues while they can still be fixed, ensuring a seamless transition for you and your model users when this release becomes official.

As a beta tester, we request that you

  • Read What's new in Analytica 5.4? for an overview of the new features.
  • Sign up as a beta tester by filling in the form when you run the installer.
  • Try out the new Analytica enhancements of interest to you.
  • Submit a bug report if you find an issue
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest beta build. Analytica will show you an alert whenever there is a new build ready to install, about every 2 weeks. We may also send you email reminders. See release notes for changes and bug fixes in each beta release.
  • We encourage you to retain Analytica 5.3 when you install Analytica 5.4 beta. That lets you compare their behavior if you suspect a new bug.

How to start beta-testing

Download the installer for the latest beta build, release number 5.4.0, from:

These beta builds use your existing 5.3 subscription license that is already on your computer. A separate beta license is not required.


Improve docs on the Analytica wiki

During beta period, we are still updating this Analytica Wiki to reflect new features. What's new in Analytica 5.4? is the most complete listing of new features, and is also a work in progress. As we approach final release date, this information will be more complete.

As an Analytica user, you are invited to contribute to the docs! Since it's on a wiki (using Mediawiki software, just like Wikipedia), you can add or edit any content. If you find something unclear, incomplete, or just wrong, feel free to fix it yourself. Or add comments, asking someone else to. And you are welcome to add tips or interesting examples.

Known issues

If you find an issue, please let us know about it at support@lumina.com. Please see Submitting a bug report for instructions on reporting bugs.

Note: We list only the most important issues here (ones that might impact your ability to use it, or which are likely to be found and reported multiple times). We maintain a comprehensive bug base in-house, which is not accessible outside of Lumina.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

See Analytica User FAQs for frequently asked questions not specific to 5.4 or to beta testing.

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