How can I use NACJD data with statistical packages?
Many NACJD data collections that contain ASCII data files are accompanied by data definition statement files that allow users to read the text files into statistical software packages. NACJD currently provides data definition statements for SAS and SPSS statistical software packages, two of the more commonly used analytical software packages for the social sciences, for many of its data collections.
NACJD can provide help with using data definition statements to read ASCII data files. Users can call our toll-free help line at 1-800-999-0960 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For on-line help, see the following help pages:
- What are setup files?
- How do I use a SAS setup file to interpret ASCII data?
- How do I use an SPSS setup file to interpret ASCII data?
- How do I use an Stata setup file to interpret ASCII data?
However, NACJD does not provide technical support for any software package. For information on how to analyze the data once you have read the file into a statistical package, the user should refer to the manual for that particular software. NACJD has compiled a list of suggested Web sites for additional help with software packages on the Statistical Resources page.