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Step 1: Require When logged into the microdata.no workdesk for the first time, or when you start a new session, you are met by an empty screen divided in several areas. In order to import variables, you need to use the command require to specify which databank and version to connect to. Check the button Variables on the main webpage for…
For the first time, total population register data about living conditions and household characteristics are now available online without the need to apply for data beforehand. In the beginning of April 2020, variables within these subjects where released in microdata.no. The data are updated until and including 2018. The total amount of variables contained by…
Scholarship, cash-for-care benefit and dividends are three of the nine new income variables added to microdata.no. The data are updated up to and including 2018. The database now contains 151 variables in total.
The development team are now offering microdata.no courses. As the course will be targeting users with little or no experience in the use of this analysis tool, no prior knowledge is needed.
The free period for microdata.no is extended from April 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. All access agreements will be automatically updated. Institutions that wish to continue to use microdata.no at no charge don’t need to take any action. As long as you don’t specifically request anything else, all institution agreements for free use of…
It will now be possible to convert continuous values into percentile values by using the new function quantile(). Thus, all values contained by a specific variable will be divided and placed chronologically into equally large groups. Finally, the variable values will be replaced by the respective percentile values.
Statistics Norway have added 17 new income variables to the variable pool of microdata.no, in addition to a population variable measuring the origin of the personal identification number: National identification number, temporary identification number (D-number), invalid identification number. This variable may be used for selection purposes.
Through microdata.no, it is possible to extract/import and work with data on event format. This is the built-in raw format where each unit may be represented with several observations/records associated with change events.
New milestone for microdata.no: The first two peer reviewed articles based on data and functionality in microdata.no. Both papers utilize full population register data, and perform their analyzes with bulit-in microdata.no tools.
The User Guide is updated per April 2., 2019. Information about panel data analysis and new functionality/commands has been added (see Appendix A for updated command list). More illustrations is also added.
As one of two finalists in The Norwegian Data Protection Authority’s (DPA) competition for best built-in confidentiality, the solution developed by Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD) and Statistics Norway (SSB) won the first price.
More variables are on their way. Microdata.no will during 2019 expand with even more variables. The first new variables will be in place during the spring. For more information about variables to be added, and when, please check microdata.no.
NSD and Statistics Norway will continually publish the latest news concerning the microdata.no service on Twitter. By following @microdataNO, it is possible to stay updated and receive notifications when something new has happened.
Previously, one had to wait until the complete script was fully executed in order to see the results. This new solution makes it possible to view the result of each command-expression continually as they are automatically executed. This makes it easier to see how far the execution has come, and how much is left.