The software is written mostly in PHP. However, the main IRSA counting engine is in C++. It is optimized so that it performs well for large-scale polls (more than 100,000 votes). Also, it works well on a wide range of browsers, including text-only browsers like Lynx.
Use DemoChoice in your presentation or convention!
The best reason to download DemoChoice is to run it on a laptop for use in a presentation or at a convention table. Install xampp (a self-contained version of apache and php) on your USB memory stick or laptop, copy the DemoChoice files in a folder named "dc" to the xampp/htdocs folder, and run the control panel in the xampp folder (leave the window open). Then send your browser to http://localhost/dc and you should be in business. Of course, web server installations other than xampp can work too.Create highly customized polls!
If you want to embed a DemoChoice ballot in a complex web page, create a new ballot style or counting method, or link a poll to your own database of voters, you can install DemoChoice on your own website.
Note: In most cases, it's easier to just create a poll here and link to it.
Jul 2008 IRSA Release
The 2008 release is not the most recent version and the counting rules are not the same as
those presented here. Please contact the author if you are interested in the current
Windows version (216k zipped file with precompiled C++ engine)
NOTE: for best results, these should be downloaded with a
browser other than Internet Explorer, such as Firefox or Opera.
gzip -d IRSA-4jul08.tar.gz tar xvf IRSA-4jul08.taror most prepackaged compression programs. Put the DemoChoice files in your webspace and read the readme file to proceed from there.