ART: A data aggregation program for the behavioral sciences

ART is a program for data aggregation in the behavioral sciences. Today, many experiments are conducted using a computer that provides a protocol file of the specific answers and reactions of each participant of an experiment. ART has been designed to facilitate the subsequent step of aggregating the single protocols to one file that can be processed by statistical or mathematical software.

Many researchers write a data-aggregation program for each experiment they conduct which can be a tedious and time consuming work. With the help of ART data aggregation can be done without any programming skills. A graphical user interface is provided in order to help the user to define the to-be-extracted variables as easy as possible. The "rules" that are applied in order to extract the variables can be defined with a few mouse clicks.

Data aggregation will not only be more convenient but also less error-prone. I hope that "just trying out" alternative ways of data aggregation and interpretation will be facilitated and lead to new interesting insights in your research.

Screenshots (click to enlarge)

Rule editor
Main window
Data view


The functions and features of ART are described in detail in an undefinedarticle about ART in the Journal of Statistical Software.

System requirements

ART is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
ART was also tested to work with Parallels on Apple Macintosh computers.

Download and install

ART and its source code are distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL version 3). For the terms of license of MFC Grid control (used for handling the grids of ART) see the undefined home page of MFC Grid control. For the terms of license of Hyperlink control see the undefinedhome page of Hyperlink control.

To install ART download and execute undefinedSetup-ART 1.0.6.exe.

Download a set of example files:

Download theundefined source code of ART.

Version History

6 February 2015 - Version 1.0.6
  • Art is now displayed correctly on monitors with resolutions higher than 1920 x 1080 and dpi-settings larger than 96 dpi.
  • A bug has been fixed which could cause Art to crash when displayed in full-screen mode.
August 2014 - First release of version 1.0.5


If you use ART for your research I would appreciate your including the following reference in the papers in which you publish your results:

undefinedLang, A.-G. (2014). ART: A Data Aggregation Program for the Behavioral Sciences. Journal of Statistical Software, 59(3).

Bug reports

If the author (or you) find(s) a problem with ART the program will be updated as quickly as possible. Please report bugs to Albert-Georg Lang.

Mailing list

If you want to be informed about updates of ART please subscribe to the ART mailing list. The only purpose of this list is to inform users about updates of ART. Nobody but the author of ART can send mails to the list. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purposes.

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