Lecture15-STATA - Lecture 15 Directions for downloading...

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Lecture 15 - Directions for downloading data into STATA The second method for entering data works for data that you can find stored on another computer, usually on the Internet. This is particularly helpful when using large data sets, for it takes time to type in data and you would prefer that someone else do it! The only problem with this method, as we will see below, is that the data on the Internet may not be in the correct format to use in STATA, requiring us to do some cleaning up. Sometimes, the cleaning-up can be extensive! Put a diskette in the A: drive of your computer. Then use the following steps to download and enter data into a STATA program. 1) Locate the data Usually this means finding an Internet source with the data. In this case, we will go to the Economic Report of the President at http://w3.access.gpo.gov/eop/ . Scroll down the welcome page for the Executive Office of the President until you see the Economic Report of the President Statistical tables in spreadsheet format and click on 2003.
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