- download and import your extract either directly into working memory or definitively into a hyperfast column-store
- construct a probability-weighted survey design object with legitimate, defensible standard errors
- compute any statistic that a mad (social) scientist might conceive from this infinity
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notes: unless you plan to make severe edits to my example code, individual extracts must contain a single year and a single country and be formatted as a csv. the actual extract link can simply be copied and pasted into your r script from the url highlighted in the screenshot below. each extract should include the variables "serial", "strata", and "perwt" if you plan on calculating statistics to be shared anywhere beyond fingerpainting class. these census files cannot be treated as simple random samples, those three columns contain the information necessary for my scripts to handle everything correctly.
confidential to sas, spss, stata, and sudaan users: neil armstrong would give pogo sticks the same look i'm giving your softwares right now. time to reserve your spot on apollo eleven. time to transition to r. :D