A user’s manual is available here that demonstrates how to use WEB GESCA.

B. Prepare a raw data file

WEB GESCA is run on individual-level raw data.

  • The raw data file is to be prepared as comma separated values file format (.csv), or ASCII file format (.txt or .dat). You can use comma, tab, semicolon, or pipe as separator in any of these cases.
  • It is recommended that the first row contains the names of indicators. If your data file doesn’t contain the names of indicators, you must indicate it (See 2.e.ii).

The following figures show the dataset opened in Excel and Notepad for the present example:

Figure 2. A comma separated values file format opened in Excel

Figure 3. A tab separated txt file opened in Notepad