What feature is unique to Limesurvey? What feature is missing the most?

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3 years 5 months ago - 10 months 1 week ago #134555 by jelo
What feature is unique to Limesurvey? What feature is missing the most? And what other tools do you use?
Name only one feature!

Unique: Community (Sorry, no technical features I know seems to be unique to Limesurvey)
Most Missing: List building (use answers as a list, where items can be removed, randomized, added, manipulated like Arrays in programming languages)
Other tools: Sawtooth Software, Toolbook

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
Last edit: 10 months 1 week ago by holch.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #134560 by tammo
Unique:
* yes, this community, which has helped me out several times.
* But also: flexibility for developers (although I cannot compare very well, since LimeSurvey is the only platform that I use with this intensity)
* Price

Missing:
* reporting capacities (could there be a deal with another good open source reporting tool?)
* solid integration with R
* good user administration (backend users)


Tammo ter Hark at Tools for Research
Proud developers of the TFR Responsive Limesurvey theme
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Last edit: 3 years 5 months ago by tammo. Reason: typo

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3 years 5 months ago #134570 by Ben_V
UNIQUE:
- EM engine

MISSING:
- Some classification for survey (surveylist level)
- XML file generation with submitted responses to a questionnaire, readable by an external (authorized) application

OTHER:
- NO monkey farming

Benoît

EM Variables => bit.ly/1TKQyNu | EM Roadmap => bit.ly/1UTrOB4
Last Releases => 2.6x.x goo.gl/ztWfIV | 2.06/2.6.x => bit.ly/1Qv44A1
Demo Surveys => goo.gl/HuR6Xe (already included in /docs/demosurveys)

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3 years 5 months ago #134587 by holch
What is "Monkey farming"?

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3 years 5 months ago #134589 by Ben_V

holch wrote: What is "Monkey farming"?


Benoît

EM Variables => bit.ly/1TKQyNu | EM Roadmap => bit.ly/1UTrOB4
Last Releases => 2.6x.x goo.gl/ztWfIV | 2.06/2.6.x => bit.ly/1Qv44A1
Demo Surveys => goo.gl/HuR6Xe (already included in /docs/demosurveys)
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3 years 5 months ago #134591 by holch
Unique to Limesurvey:
- Can be installed on own server
- Can be modified and extended as see fit
- Expression Manager (there might be similar features in other tools, but I find it quite powerful, relatively easy to use)
- Tpartner and his workarounds
- ...

Missing:
- Easy and simple "screen outs"
- More flexible quotas (based on various question responses, etc.)
- Loops
- Relevance equations for answers
- Implementation of tpartners workarounds into core
- ...

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #134598 by DenisChenu

holch wrote: .....
- Implementation of tpartners workarounds into core
- ...

NO, in plugin.

Because question attribute bis really complex and have more option than really needed.

Not Unique to LimeSUrvey but most important:
- GPL : free like a speech.

Assistance on LimeSurvey forum and LimeSurvey core development are on my free time.
I'm not a LimeSurvey GmbH member, professional service on demand , plugin development .
An error happen ? Before make a new topic : remind the Debug mode .
Last edit: 3 years 5 months ago by DenisChenu.

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3 years 5 months ago #134604 by coeneisma
My little list with multiple items per line to ceate the impression it complies with the one-feature-rule-only of jelo:
  • Unique feature: GPL (hear, hear), Expression Manager & community
  • Missing: creating graphs using EM & reporting tools
  • Other tools used: PSPP, R, some GNU/Linux distro

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3 years 5 months ago #134610 by holch

DenisChenu wrote:

holch wrote: .....
- Implementation of tpartners workarounds into core
- ...

NO, in plugin.


New feature request:
- Convert Denis into a plugin.

:-)

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3 years 4 months ago #135118 by first
Missing:
#Ability to get quota counts in survey.
#Implementation of screen-outs without hacks.
#Question loops
#Multiple Other specify in any question without hacks
#Able to freeze desired answer options while others randomize.
#Page objects so that we can place more than one question on a page even in question by question layout.
#Column relevance in Arrays (numbers , texts)
#Improvements in documentation specially EM.
#We are not able to use programming language loops (for,while,do while) in equation type question.
#custom question layout designer www.limesurvey.org/community-services/fo...tion-layout-designer

Unique and more important than all above is its community and opensource.

Survey Designer and Programmer

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3 years 4 months ago #136035 by Mazi

tammo wrote: Missing:
* solid integration with R


Limesurvey supports R export, it can be enabled at the Plugin settings.

To my knowledge that should work pretty well, or did you already use it and miss certain features?

Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
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Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com
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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #136036 by Mazi

Ben_V wrote: MISSING:
- Some classification for survey (surveylist level)


What are you talking about? Grouping surveys at the survey list into sections like "Customer Feedback Surveys", "360° Surveys", "Test Surveys"?

Denis has recently coded a plugin to mark surveys as a kind of "master survey" which allows to create copies from. Only users with special rights are allowed to edit such "master surveys"/drafts.
- Download: github.com/SondagesPro/surveysModel
- Info: manual.limesurvey.org/Available_third_pa...lugins#Other_plugins
Mark surveys as "Survey Model/Template" : Allow admins to mark a survey as "Survey Model", a kind of "master survey" or "survey template" which only users with appropriate rights are allowed to edit. The common user is only allowed to create copies based on such a survey template.

Best regards/Beste Grüße,
Dr. Marcel Minke
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Contact: marcel.minke(at)survey-consulting.com
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3 years 4 months ago #136041 by delarammahdaviii
feature is missing
  1. flexible quota (import and export )
  2. extended table (more than 4096 columns)
  3. every type of question have sub question relevance
feature is unique
  1. great and fast forum
  2. :)

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3 years 4 months ago #136042 by Ben_V

Mazi wrote: What are you talking about? Grouping surveys at the survey list into sections like "Customer Feedback Surveys", "360° Surveys", "Test Surveys"?


Yes that's what I mean... Requiere a way to define & set categiories for surveys. Some (admin) users may be interested by survey types, other by departments, other by courses etc.

Benoît

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Last Releases => 2.6x.x goo.gl/ztWfIV | 2.06/2.6.x => bit.ly/1Qv44A1
Demo Surveys => goo.gl/HuR6Xe (already included in /docs/demosurveys)

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3 years 4 months ago #136078 by holch
I agree with Ben. I have an installation, where I try to save good solutions that I find on the forum or that I developed myself, so I don't have so search each time in the forum (often solutions get lost as well).

However, I try to have one survey per "problem" and it is getting quite complicated. At the moment I put codes in the sample like [sample], [playground], etc. so that I have a certain overview. But it would be great if we could have "folders". Because most of the time I don't need to see those sample and playground surveys. I will have a look at Denis' plugin, if this helps in any way.

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