The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a software package for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating data from censuses and surveys. Using CSEntry, the data collection component, you can run a data entry operation on the Windows, Android, and Universal Windows environments. CSPro combines the features of the Integrated Microcomputer Processing System (IMPS) and the Integrated System for Survey Analysis (ISSA).
CSPro runs under Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10. It does not run under other operating systems such as Linux or Mac OS. It is a public domain product, so it can be used and distributed at no cost.
CSPro can be used to process data from censuses and surveys, both small and large. Typical subject areas include:
- Housing and Population
- Demographic Characteristics
- Health and Nutrition
- Labor Force
- Business Establishments
- Living Standards
- Household Income and Expenditure
- Vital Statistics
CSPro uses data dictionaries to provide a common description of each data file
used. CSPro encodes data in UTF-8 format
. CSPro provides tools to view data and text files, to view tables and thematic maps created by CSPro, to convert IMPS and ISSA data dictionaries to and from CSPro, and to convert ESRI shape files (maps) to CSPro map files.
CSPro is not intended to provide database management capabilities. However, the data generated and/or manipulated by a CSPro application can be imported into a database system. While CSPro provides some tabulation capabilities, it is not intended to replace more sophisticated statistical analysis software such as R, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. In addition, even though CSPro includes a module for generating thematic maps, it cannot be considered a geographical information system (GIS) because the maps cannot show the multiple layers available in a true geographical information system.
CSPro includes the following modules:
If you have never used CSPro before, you can refer to the Getting Started Guide
, a tutorial that gives an overview of CSPro's capabilities. If you are a previous user, you may want to look at a list of this version's new features
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