# News and information

## Take a microdata.no course

A four hours digital introductory course free of costs gets you started on microdata.no. Choose from nine dates. Sign up to microdata@ssb.no
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What data can I get and how do I get it? In the newsletter “Sharing of data” you can follow information about data updates, both in microdata.no and for data you have to apply for, and you get to know about courses and other events. Sign up here (Norwegian only).

## Breaking news: Data export from microdata.no

Starting in November, you can use microdata.no as a self-service, timesaving order site for microdata. When you attach a microdata.no script to the application, Statistics Norway can extract the data you yourself composed directly from the service.
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## Data on elections now included in microdata.no

Data on elections are now included in microdata.no. For the first time ever, you may match individual voting behavior with a wide range of background variables without any form of application.
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## Calculate economic inequality in microdata.no: Gini coefficient

How big is the economic inequality in Norway? Has this changed in recent years? Are there geographical differences? Such things can now be analyzed by calculating Gini coefficient values ​​in microdata.no.
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## Regression analyzes with robust and cluster estimates

Until now, it has only been possible to use robust and cluster estimation on ordinary linear regressions in microdata.no. It will now be possible to do this for all types of regressions found in the analysis system, including logit, probit, multinomial logit, and linear panel regressions.
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## Student loans and grades in microdata.no

How do the student loans effect our behaviour? What effects our use of student loans? The new release of microdata.no offers data on student loans and grants for you to use as a dependent or independent variable, for instance merged with new data on results from primary school and income updated to newest available release.
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The Norwegian Center for Research Data (NSD) and Statistics Norway (SSB) invite all consulting firms to participate in a trial scheme where they can use microdata.no as a data source in R&D assignments for public authorities. To access, contact microdata@ssb.no.

## Winsorization change

The winsorization confidentiality measure in microdata.no has been adjusted; the underlying data in the user’s workspace is no longer affected by this measure. Thus, regression analyzes can now be executed without being influenced by winsorization.
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## Data on Child Welfare and Agreement Based Pension in microdata.no

Who needs help from the Child Welfare Services? Any change over time? Or geography? What about their social background? The February data upload to microdata.no includes child welfare and 18 new income variables, among them public and private agreement based pension.
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## New functionality: Diagnostics for linear regression models

It is now possible to perform tests and diagnostics of linear regression models in microdata.no through the use of options. Examples are tests for heteroskedasticity, multicollinearity and omitted variables.
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## New regression functionality: Retrieval of prediction and residual values

All regression commands found in microdata.no will now have associated commands that generate residual and prediction values. Such values can be used to analyze the data spread and for testing regression models. Prediction values can also be used as input for further analyzes.
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## New variable functionality: Functions for variable calculations

Microdata.no has now been expanded with a number of new functions that can be used to make various calculations of records / rows. This automates and makes it easier to generate variables based on different calculations:
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## Big batch of variables up-to-date

113 variables in microdata.no were updated with the latest available data in a new version that was released November 2nd.
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## New release with up-to-date information

From week 40, microdata.no offers the newest available information. Starting with nine pilot variables this week, the complete database will be updated during the fall.
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