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X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program

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Installation and System Requirements for Win X-13 and X-13-Data

Note that these programs are distributed using ZIP compressed files. A separate utility that can extract ZIP files is required if your operating system (versions of Windows® before Windows 2000) does not provide one, such as the ZIP Reader from PKWARE® Link to a non-federal Web site

Install Win X-13

  1. Copy the zip file winx13.zip to the C drive of your computer.
  2. Uncompress the file. Win X-13 will be stored in a winx13 subdirectory.

Now you are ready to run the program. Open (double click on) the file WinX13.exe to start the program.

The first time you run Win X-13, you will enounter a screen to provide the program with initial settings. More details on this menu are given in the Setup section of the documentation.

Install X-13-Data

  1. Copy the zip file x13data.zip to the C drive of your computer.
  2. Uncompress the file. X-13-Data will be stored in a x13data subdirectory.

Double click on X13Data.exe to launch.


System Requirements for Win X-13 and X-13-Data

Win X-13 has been tested on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. The program requires that the .NET Framework 2.0 be installed on the computer. It can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1639 Link to a non-federal Web site.

Win X-13 was designed to run X-13ARIMA-SEATS and X-12-ARIMA Version 0.3. Not all features will work if using previous versions of X-12-ARIMA. Win X-13 does not support the HTML converter used to convert output files to HTML in the X-12-ARIMA program.

Also, Java 1.6 (or higher) will need to be installed for the Windows Interface to produce Java graphics.

For more information on installing Win X-13 and links to the .NET Framework and Java, access the System Requirements section of the Win X-13 Documentation,

X-13-Data has been tested on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8. To run the program, Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 must be installed on your computer. It can be downloaded at here. Link to a non-federal Web site.

For more information on installing X-13-Data and links to the .NET Framework, access the Getting Started section of the X-13-Data Documentation,

Note that, if you have both programs, you will need to have both frameworks installed on your system. Most Windows users will already have them on the system.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | OSMREP and CSRM | (301) 763-1649 (or x12@census.gov) |  Last Revised: April 02, 2014