Companion Software

The .Stat Suite enables the use of readily available software through its API based and open source approach. These software packages are not maintained or packaged by the community for distribution, and have their own licences.

Although the community works with, and uses several companion software’s, we provide no guarantee of use or support. Please contact the maintaining organisation(s) for any questions or support needs.

SMART

Statistics Metadata-driven Analysis & Reporting Tool is an R-SDMX solution that acts as a statistical processor and transcoding mechanism that is able to produce datasets processing microdata or aggregate data in several formats, according to the structural metadata read from a Dataflow or DSD. The output files can be generated in diverse formats, intended for analysis, data reporting or to feed a dissemination platform.

It has been seen as a very useful tool to produce SDMX datasets for SDGs (or any) data reporting as a “Swiss knife” approach.

Maintainer: ILO

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DSD CONSTRUCTOR

Intuitive desktop tool for creating data structure definitions (DSDs) to map and build tables based on the ILO Smart inputs.

Maintainer: ILO

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MetaManager

The MetaManager tool helps to manage the creation and maintenance of data structures. It reuses many of the blocks from the SDMX-RI package automating the steps performed by the Mapping Assistant in disseminating/reporting dataflows (dataset, mappingset, transcoding, calculate automatically Content Constraints). Built using JavaScript front and back-end technologies, a number of Community members are utilising the MetaManager pending further implementation of features in the .Stat Data Lifecycle Manager.

For access to download the installation please contact Eurostat or ISTAT.

Maintainer: ISTAT
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SDMX CONVERTER

The SDMX Converter is a Java application which is actively developed by Eurostat and is published as open source software. It allows for the converting of statistical datasets between different formats including: SDMX-ML 2.0 and 2.1, CSV, EXCEL, GESMES, and DSPL (Google).

The SDMX Converter is used extensively in Eurostat and among the members of the European Statistical System (ESS), and has supported Community projects including in Cambodia.

Maintainer: Eurostat

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DATA STRUCTURE WIZARD

The Data Structure Wizard (DSW) is a Java standalone desktop application that supports version 2.0 & 2.1 of the SDMX standard. It can be used both offline (with a local repository) and on-line (connected to an SDMX Registry), depending on each user’s preference and access rights.

Another facility of the application is that it offers the possibility to create dynamically a data message template for a specified DSD. These templates can be populated and then sample data files created for transformation to an HTML format and saved locally.

The DSW also provides a mechanism for importing/exporting SDMX-ML 2.0 & 2.1 DSDs and a mechanism for importing/exporting DSDs from/to GESMES/TS structure files. Furthermore, SDMX-ML 2.0 & 2.1 DSDs can be validated against SDMX standard schemes.

Maintainer: Eurostat

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MAPPING ASSISTANT

The Mapping Assistant facilitates for the mapping between the structural metadata provided by an SDMX-ML Data Structure Definition (DSD) and those that reside in a Dissemination database of a dissemination environment. Mapping Assistant maintains a Mapping Store for keeping the mappings between the SDMX and the local data storage scheme. In the SDMX Reference Infrastructure, the Mapping Assistant provides mapping information to the Data Retriever. The Data Retriever module connects to the Mapping Store database and accesses the appropriate mappings to translate the SDMX-ML queries to SQL for the dissemination database.

Maintainer: Eurostat

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OPEN REFINE

OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) is a free, open source tool for working with messy data: cleaning it; transforming it from one format into another; and extending it with web services and external data.

OpenRefine is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), German, Japanese, Italian, Hungarian, Hebrew, Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog.

Maintainer: Open Source Community

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We would be interested to hear from you if you work with or maintain software that could complement our open source project. Get in touch with us.