Cengage

Upload Data

Use your own dataset or a previously downloaded filtered dataset by uploading a comma-separated value (CSV) file with a column for each variable.

Variable Types

Variables can be one of two types:

Categorical

Qualitative values that are used to organize or categorize data.

Examples include diagnostic codes, dates, or names of things or people.

Numerical

Quantitative values that are used as the basis for numerical analyses.

Examples include measurements, prices, or counts of things.

Alternatively, see:

Before uploading your dataset:

  • Set the column headings—the first row of data—to the variable names you want to use.
  • Save the dataset as a CSV file.

For example:

State,Acres (10K),Yield/Acre (bushels),Production (10K bushels)
California,2,60,120
Idaho,12,92,1104
Illinois,10,65,650
Indiana,empty,empty,empty
Iowa,69,58,4002
Kansas,18,64,1152
Maine,19,76,1444
Michigan,25,57,1425
Minnesota,100,62,6200
Montana,24,55,1320
Nebraska,18,63,1134
New York,39,60,2340
North Dakota,115,86,9890
Ohio,25,46,1150
Oregon,9,97,873
Pennsylvania,50,53,2650
South Dakota,75,82,6150
Texas,40,50,2000
Wisconsin,120,54,6480
Note
  • Rows with missing data are not imported. To import a row for which some cells are empty, set the cell value to empty.
    Indiana,empty,empty,empty
  • After the first row, non-numeric data in a column will cause SALT to treat the column as categorical data.
  1. On the Dataset tab, select Upload Your data.
  2. Click Browse and select the file to upload.

    You are prompted to select the variables to use.

  3. Select up to ten variables to use in your analysis.
  4. Optional: If needed, click Numerical > Categorical beside a quantitative variable to treat it as a categorical variable.
  5. Click Select.

    The selected data are shown in the Preview Table.