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Data Management: Restructuring data Questions

  1. Can you help me convert ICPSR 9619 into SPSS?
  2. Is it possible to define metro areas by zip codes? We have a dataset with zip codes and would like to tie the respondent to the appropriate metropolitan area.
  3. I have an excel file that I want to join to an Arcmap template. My file has a 'previous sample' column that has 1 and 0 values in it. Every time I try to do the join the 'previous sample' variable is not listing in my attributes table. What is going on?
  4. I have run into an ArcMap mxd file that has a cell that I am interested in joining to that is defined as 'string'. This is happening in the counties template within my ArcGIS version 9. The cell has a 5 digit value representing a state and county mixed FIPS code (i.e. 26183 ) How do I go about converting the cell to a numeric one?
  5. How do you create county level data using microdata files?
  6. I am using a restricted data file that has zip codes for the geocode ID. I need to add some race-specific characteristics to the zip codes. However, zip codes are not iterated by race the way other geographies are (e.g., states, counties, census tracts). Is there a way around this?
  7. Can a person use excel data in SAS?
  8. I need many tables from the summary census data for 1990 at the census tract and block group level. I find American FactFinder difficult to use because I can only get data for a single tract at a time. I need all census tracts and block in Los Angeles county. Is there a better solution?
  9. I have a neighborhood that I define by census tracts. How can I create characteristics for these neighborhoods in SAS