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I am taking a stats class and need a dataset. I have selected a dataset, but there is no setup file for the stat package I am using. What should I do?

Not all datasets come with setup files. If the option is not present in Step 1 of the Download, a setup file is not currently available through ICPSR.

Consider using data that is formatted as SPSS portable, SAS transport, or Stata system files. To locate studies with your preferred statistical format, enter your preferred format term into the search form on the ICPSR home page. The returned list of studies will have that format available for download. The formatted data files include the necessary variable information to complete the analysis.

If you have further questions about how to proceed, check with your school's IT department or local computer lab for assistance. If you are at a member institution, consult with your local ICPSR Official Representative.