Volume 61 - Number 1 - Spring 1995

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.

61:10828 McMurray, Christine. Microcomputer software for population projections: a review of six packages. Working Papers in Demography, No. 40, 1993. 27 pp. Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
"Six well-known microcomputer projection packages are reviewed. Their strengths, weaknesses and suitability for various users are described and the output is compared. A test run using the same simple input demonstrated the substantial effect of different methodologies on the results and leads to a recommendation that users should specify input in as much detail as possible. The conclusion suggests some priorities for software development and refinement in the future."
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