Friday, February 19, 2010

New Stata Data Repository

. Friday, February 19, 2010

From Alex Tabarrok at MR:

Even when every dataset is nicely formatted and documented it can be time consuming to merge two or more datasets when, for example, they use different identifiers for countries.

Giulia Catini, Ugo Panizza and Carol Saade have started a Macro Data 4 Stata repository which collects and creates common identifiers for the Penn World Tables, Barro and Lee's Educational data, the World Bank's Development Indicators and about 20 other datasets commonly used in macroeconomics. Any dataset in the repository can be merged with any other with just a couple of standard commands.

Check it out and please do add your own data!
This seems like it's going to be a great tool for data searching and merging from a wide range of datasets. The repository is being built using STATA 10 and 11 so if you don't have a realtively recent version of the software, you'll have to track one down.


New Stata Data Repository
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