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Formatting Data in R

simsel

Purpose: This program allows for the selection of all records that meet a user-specified criterion.

To run: simsel a b c d < e > f

where:

For example, to pull off all the county level data from STF1A data,

simsel 4975 050 11 3 < STF1A.Mi > STF1A.Mi.a

Notes:

  1. To run in the background add an ampersand (&) to the run statement: simsel 4975 050 11 3 < STF1A.Mi > STF1A.Mi.a &
  2. If data are compressed the data can be piped in from a decompression program: zcat /usr/pops/d3/stf/1990/1a/mi26.Z | simsel 4975 050 11 3 > STF1A.Mi.a