EAS Legacy Reader

The Emotional Assessment System developed by Dr. James Choca —
a questionnaire administered via computer and designed to identify problematic personality traits and the signs/symptoms associated with psychiatric disorders — was available originally only for use on Microsoft Windows computers. Although early versions (EAS) were constructed with DSM-IV in mind, it was later revised (as EAS5) to conform to DSM-5.

With the introduction in July 2020 of the new cross-platform Emotional Assessment System (EAS-SABE 5) application— which includes its Spanish-language equivalent, Sistema Audodiagnóstico de Bandas Emocionales — clinicians are very strongly encouraged employ this new version, which is available as a free download elsewhere on this website.

Still, inasmuch as hundreds of client datafiles have been collected over the years using these earlier versions of EAS, we have developed a helper application — the EAS Legacy Reader — that converts old EAS and EAS5 datafiles to the common format that can be read by the new EAS-SABE program.

Note: A transitional version of the cross-platform EAS-SABE — introduced in January 2020 — did not include the most recent changes to the datafile format. So a datafile created prior to July 2020 should be run also through the EAS5 scoring panel of this EAS Legacy Reader in order to ensure that it can be read by the current (July 2020) version of the EAS-SABE 5 program. Be sure to update to the current (July 2020) version of EAS-SABE 5 before testing new clients.

Before you download and employ the EAS Legacy Reader, be sure to read the Quickstart instructions for using this utility program:


Here are the platform-specific versions of the EAS Legacy Reader: