Hi Sachin, I also want to extract 68th round Household and Consumer expenditure data. I am little confused and have never worked with Stata. Can you explain what is multiplier and how to use it? and can you share your code to extract data from .txt file?
This will be a great help! Thanks On Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:03:02 PM UTC+5:30, sachin wrote: > > Hi, > I have used 68th round data for agri consumption and poverty estimation > using STATA. > I am assuming that the raw data you are referring to is also available in > .txt format. As I know, the NSSO data has a highly structured format - > Schedule.Level>Block>Item No. The variables are not declared in the raw > data. These variables are to be understood from the "layout" file for that > specific round (released along with the NSSO round data) and this is > available along with raw data. > > The data is a long string characters. These are read in a specific manner. > The layout file will specify how many characters must be read together to > form each variable. So it could look like - > v11 1-3 v12 4-8 v13 9-10 v14 11-13 v15 14-14 v16 15-15 v17 16-18 v18 19-20 > v19 21-22 v110 23-24 v111 25-25 v112 26-26 and so on. > > Now, this is the data that is then called from your software, to be read > from a raw data file (.txt) and then a table of required variables is > obtained for analysis. In a sense, the raw data is always excerpted for > analysis. And for this one begins with the layout file to check the > variables of interest and how they are encoded in the data. > > I am not sure this helps. With STATA it works a bit easy. With R, I do not > know how to assemble the same dataframe, although the analysis using the > variables will be a breeze. > > Best > Sachin > > > > On Sunday, 4 September 2016 15:27:55 UTC+5:30, Devdatta Tengshe wrote: >> >> Can you share the link where this data is available? That way we can have >> a look at it. >> >> Regards, >> Devdatta Tengshe >> Ph: 735-358-0782 >> >> On 04-Sep-2016 3:01 pm, "Jagriti Arora" <reach....@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Hi, >>> Can anyone tell me how I can make sense of the raw data NSSO provides on >>> its website? >>> I tried converting the XML to dataframe in R, to no avail. I, now, have >>> an excel sheet with references and variables that have not been previously >>> declared. >>> Can anyone help? I'm looking for data from 38th and 66th round. >>> >>> Thanks and regards! >>> >>> -- >>> Datameet is a community of Data Science enthusiasts in India. Know more >>> about us by visiting http://datameet.org >>> --- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "datameet" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to datameet+u...@googlegroups.com. >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> -- Datameet is a community of Data Science enthusiasts in India. Know more about us by visiting http://datameet.org --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "datameet" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to datameet+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.