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Lahore University of Management Sciences

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Department of Economics

How to use datasets




How to use
The data on dru website can be accessed in either Stata or SPSS formats.

To use Data in Stata Format, follow the follwoing instructions:

a) Download Data file (.dat) in a folder/location.
b) Download Stata file (.do) in the same folder/location where Data file (.dat) has been saved as in (a).
c) Now double click on Stata (.do) file to open the data in Stata.
(Note:) To read Stata files, you must have Stata software installed on your computer.


To use data in SPSS format, pelase follow the following instructions:

a) Download Data file (.dat) in a folder/location.
b) Download SPSS syntax file (.sps) in the same folder/location where data file (.dat) has been saved as in (a).
c) Now double click on SPSS syntax (.sps) file. When this file is open, go to main menu and Run and Select All. This will open the data in SPSS with its labels.
OR
d) Open SPSS syntax file (.sps) and paste the exact path/location of the downloaded files just after the text Data List Fixed file = ‘ with a back slash (\) symbol in the syntax file (.sps). Then go to main menu and Run Select All. This will open the data in SPSS with its labels.