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SCANDATA: Stata module to scan a dataset for specified characteristics

Malte Kaukal ()

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: scandata scans the dataset and checks if variables fit certain criteria being important in light of data preparation. Those criteria can be: a certain length of variable/value labels and variable names; variable names containing uppercase characters; value and variable labels containing mutated vowels; having unlabeled values; containing an odd distribution . Variables being found are presented in tables. Furthermore, variables containing uppercase letters and/or mutated vowels can be corrected automatically. Thresholds used in length and finding odd distributions can be changed for individual purposes.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 12
Keywords: data management; control; search; labels; mutated vowels (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-05-23, Revised 2017-04-28
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install scandata". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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