Tools : Workload (Ctrl+W) can be used to inspect:

and more.

Workload toolbar

Workload menu

Right-click over the Workload window opens the workload menu:

Workload tabs

Daily workload

SuperMemo: Tools : Workload : Daily showing the record of repetitions executed over a three-month period

Figure: In the picture above, the record of repetitions executed over a three-month period between May and Jul of 2012. Additionally, Daily workload tab displays the monthly total, as well as the daily average. Note that the number of executed repetitions in the workload may differ from the number of elements in the history subset for that day (e.g. opened by pressing Enter on a selected entry). For example, the same element can be memorized and reset more than once. However, it will appear only once in the history subset. Depending on the operation, elements may or may not register in the history subset. For example, cloze deletions produced by Decompose will register on the assumption that you cannot execute Decompose without first reviewing the decomposed phrase. However, Dismember will not register child elements. For example, you might have just dismembered a page with multiple pictures without having time to review those pictures.

Monthly workload

SuperMemo: Tools : Workload : Monthly showing the record of repetitions executed over a three-year period

Figure: In the presented picture, the record of repetitions executed over a three-year period (i.e. the years: 2005, 2006, and 2007). Additionally, Monthly workload tab displays the Annual total, as well as Monthly and Daily (items + topics) averages.

Workload graph

SuperMemo: Tools : Workload : Graph showing the number of repetitions scheduled from Nov 16, 2013 until the next year's May

Figure: In the presented picture above, the number of elements scheduled for repetition/review from Nov 16, 2013 until the next year's May. The data displayed at top right corner depends on the position of the mouse. In this example, it indicates that on Dec 31, 2013, there will be 1,514 elements scheduled for review.


Colors in the Workload window

From: Robert Drozd
Country: Poland
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 12:49 PM


What do the colors in the Workload window mean?


Color intensity is used to correlate retention and repetition count (only in Daily).

If you look at Retention, ignore lighter fields, which indicate little data collected. Darker fields mean solid/reliable data.

If you look at Repetitions, darker fields indicate good retention, while lighter fields show sloppy days.

Using these colors you can also get an overview of repetition intensity in a month and retention level in a given month

Workload displays each item once

From: Eric E.
Sent: Feb 10, 2007, 08:33:18


When I select Tools : Workload, the workload indicates I will be doing repetitions over the next few weeks, but never again after that. I advanced the workload calendar forward over a 20 year period, and no further repetitions are scheduled. Is this expected?


Yes. Workload displays each item once. Items show up on the day on which they are expected to be reviewed. Workload does not display predictions on future repetitions of those items. It is possible to predict the average outcome of the learning process. However, it is impossible to predict the outcome for each case. This is why Workload displays scheduled repetitions, instead of trying to predict all possible future repetitions.