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cron, perl and Stata: automated production and presentation of a business-daily index

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  • Kit Baum

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    (Boston College and RePEc)

  • Atreya Chakraborty

    (College of Management, University of Massachusetts-Boston)

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In a *nix-based environment such as Mac OSX it is very simple to set up 'cron jobs' that run at any periodic interval. This presentation illustrates how 'cron', the perl scripting language and Stata are used to generate a database of daily stock quotes from a regional index, compute an investor sentiment index based on a Spearman rank correlation, and "publish" the results to a web page. Stata's file command is particularly useful in generating the various formats needed in the web page presentation.

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Paper provided by Stata Users Group in its series North American Stata Users' Group Meetings 2005 with number 19.

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Handle: RePEc:boc:asug05:19

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