Volume 61 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

61:20863 Turton, I.; Openshaw, S. Putting the 1991 census sample of anonymised records on your Unix workstation. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 27, No. 3, Mar 1995. 391-411 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The authors describe the development of a customised computer software package for easing the analysis of the U.K. 1991 Sample of Anonymised Records. The resulting USAR [Unix Sample of Anonymised Records] package is designed to be portable within the Unix environment. It offers a number of features such as interactive table design, intelligent data interpretation, and fuzzy query. An example of SAR analysis is provided."
Correspondence: I. Turton, University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

61:20864 Zill, Nicholas; Daly, Margaret. Researching the family: a guide to survey and statistical data on U.S. families. ISBN 0-932359-03-5. [1993]. xxv, 460 pp. Child Trends: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is a guide to data on the family in the United States. "The guide catalogs the data resources that are potentially available to answer...questions, lists articles that have made use of major data sets, and gives names, addresses, and phone numbers of knowledgeable persons who can provide additional information on each database....The body of the guide consists of descriptions of over 60 major survey and statistical databases that contain useful information about the characteristics, experiences, and behaviors of American families."
Correspondence: Child Trends, 2100 M Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20037. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

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