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X-13-SAM

Component ID: #ti181595118

X-13-SAM (Spec-file Automated Modifications)

X-13ARIMA-SEATS input specification files (spec files) are text files; editing them one at a time is simple and can be done with any text editor. However, making changes to multiple spec files can be time-consuming. X-13-SAM lets you quickly make changes to many spec files at one time.

With X-13-SAM you can:

  • remove or add specs (named functional units within a spec file),
  • add or change arguments (named values that control program settings),
  • add and revise comments, and
  • reformat the spec file.

All the changes that can be made with X-13-SAM are detailed in Section 4 of the X-13-SAM documentation.

X-13-SAM was designed to modify X-13ARIMA-SEATS spec files. It's best not to overwrite the current spec files in case the program does not perform as anticipated or if you need the original spec files for other purposes.

System requirements for the X-13-SAM program, as well as installation instructions, can be found in the X-13-SAM documentation, available on this website.

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Component ID: #ti1618339016

Note that this program is 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®.

Licensing information for this and other software distributed from this site can be found here:

Download X-13-SAM

Contains all files for X-13-SAM as well as documentation for X-13-SAM, all within a x13sam subdirectory.
Last update: March 24, 2017

zip   x13sam_V1.0.zip   [<1.0 MB]

Documentation for X-13-SAM in a ZIP file, all within a x13samdoc subdirectory.
Last update: March 24, 2017

zip   x13samdoc.zip   [<1.0 MB]

Documentation for X-13-SAM.
Last update: March 24, 2017

pdf   x13samdoc.pdf   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti917274438

For support with the X-13-SAM program, contact Demetra Lytras at any one of the following:
email: demetra.p.lytras@census.gov
Phone: (301) 763-7426

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