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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.

New features in Version 1.1 include:

  • the ability to delete all outliers before or after a specified date
  • the ability to change only the start or end date of a span argument
  • and the ability to edit arguments not included in the argument list drop-down box

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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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 an x13sam subdirectory.
Last update: June 15, 2020

zip   X13sam-v1.1.zip   [<1.0 MB]

Documentation for X-13-SAM in a ZIP file, all within an x13samdoc subdirectory.
Last update: June 15, 2020

zip   X13SAM_doc.zip   [<1.0 MB]

Documentation for X-13-SAM.
Last update: June 15, 2020

pdf   X13SamDoc.pdf   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti1299536767

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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