1104.0 - Microdata News, Aug 2012  
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    Analysis Service

    The ABS currently developing a new tool for complex microdata analysis - the Analysis Service.

    The Analysis Service is a menu driven interface that enables clients to explore and analyse ABS microdata. Clients can register for and purchase ABS datasets, and use the following functions and analytical tools:

    • subsetting the dataset for selected variables or records
    • creating new categorical variables from existing variables
    • undertaking exploratory data analysis such as producing confidentialised summary tables and side by side box plots
    • undertaking a range of analysis techniques using families of models such as linear robust, logistic binomial, multinomial, probit and poisson regressions.

    An action list provides clients with a record of previous dataset transformations, manipulations and analyses undertaken. The regression output and diagnostics are confidentialised as they are produced, and can be saved to the client's own environment, in CSV, PNG and TXT formats.

    Expected Datasets in Analysis Service

    ABS expects to release the Analysis Service in late 2012, with the following datasets:
    Datasets for other surveys will be released progressively - see Expected and available Microdata.