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COMPUSTAT

The following 13 COMPUSTAT files are on grinder:

/compustat/bank/annual/data1999
/compustat/bank/quarterly/data1999
/compustat/bif/geographic/data1999
/compustat/bif/industry/data1999
/compustat/bif/sic/data1999
/compustat/canadian/annual/data1999
/compustat/canadian/quarterly/data1999
/compustat/fcotc/annual/data1999
/compustat/fcotc/quarterly/data1999
/compustat/pde/data1999
/compustat/pst/annual/data1999
/compustat/pst/quarterly/data1999
/compustat/research/data1999

Seven sample SAS jobs (using PROC DATASOURCE) are in the directories:

/compustat/sample/annual and
/compustat/sample/quarterly

Information on running PROC DATASOURCE is in the file:

/compustat/sample/readme_sas

For reading the six files not read by PROC DATASOURCE, column position information is needed and is available in the Compustat Technical Guide and Bank Guide on reserve in the Library. Each of those six files share their directory with a ‘readme’ file containing RECFM, BLKSIZE, and LRECL information.

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