These technical notes address some important issues
that you may face when working with DUMPStat and CARStat. They are detailed,
step by step instructions on how to accomplish the things that you want
to (or should want to) do. You can view them in
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Safeguarding Your Work describes how to
effectively use the site capabilities of CARStat and DUMPStat to develop
and maintain a rigorous backup strategy to protect your site data.
Data Format takes you through describing your
ASCII (text) data file to CARStat or DUMPStat so that it can incorporate
it into the site's historical database.
But what if your data isn't already a text file?
Data Preparation describes converting an Excel spreadsheet into a format
that CARStat and DUMPStat can import. While the example focuses on Excel,
the same basic steps apply no matter what database or spreadsheet you
Data Merge contains specifications on the data
formats that can be read by DUMPStat and CARStat and on any restrictions
that should be considered when making a DUMPStat or CARStat merge file.
Know Your Stats is an excerpt from the DUMPStat
Statistical Guide on statistical methods that are widely used but should