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Help: What are data cubes?

Tables are two-dimensional representations of data, using columns and rows (e.g. a table showing population at 30 June by age group).

Data cubes are multi-dimensional extensions of two-dimensional tables.

A data cube can be thought of as a set of similar 2D tables stacked on top of each other. For example, a set of 2D tables showing population at 30 June by age group for each local government area would form a data cube, with local government area as the third dimension.

Some data cubes on the ABS website take the form of Excel spreadsheets while others that are accessed and manipulated by SuperTABLE are usually called SRD (Summary Record Database) files or files with an SRD extension.

How do I download data cubes with a SRD file extension?
How do I manipulate data cubes with a SRD file extension?
Tips for managing data cubes with a SRD file extension

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