1104.0 - Microdata News, Nov 2011  
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Image: numbers What's new to the ABSDL?

The ABSDL now contains updated versions of SAS, Stata and SPSS. The ABSDL now contains SAS 9.2 and SASEG, Stata10 and SPSS20 to match current user environments. Earlier versions of these languages and Excel are still available. Options for other software packages, such as R or MLwiN can be discussed if they are required.

Please note that eligible University users are entitled to 3 free sessions under the ABS/Universities Australia agreement.

What is the ABSDL?

The ABS Data Laboratory is a valuable option for high-end data users who want to extract full value from ABS microdata. It is an interactive environment located on ABS premises which allows more flexibility than RADL. The ABSDL does not have the built-in security restrictions on the code used or on output sizes that RADL requires, and you can open and view the CURF dataset. Output is cleared by the ABS prior to release. Further information on the use of the ABSDL, including costs, can be found on the About the ABS Data Laboratory page.