Volume 57 - Number 3 - Fall 1991

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

57:30842 van Imhoff, Evert. PROFILE: a program for estimating the coefficients of demographic age-intensity profiles. NIDI Report, No. 15, ISBN 90-70990-29-6. 1991. viii, 53 pp. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands. In Eng.
"This report describes the user-friendly computer program PROFILE for estimating the parameters of demographic model schedules as a function of age. Model schedules can be constructed from a set of ready-to-use building blocks. The program offers various estimation methods, including maximum likelihood estimation if data on exposed population and numbers of events are available. Apart from describing the statistical theory behind the estimation methods, the report contains an exhaustive user's guide to the PROFILE computer program, which can be ordered from the NIDI."
Correspondence: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, P.O. Box 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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