Monthly Archives: February 2015

Use Python to download TXT-format SEC filings on EDGAR (Part I)

Update on October 6, 2018: As I acknowledged in the very first edition of this post, I borrowed some codes from Edouard Swiac’s Python module “python-edgar” (version: 1.0). Edouard kindly informed me that he had updated his module (see his GitHub page). … Continue reading

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Which is better for archival accounting research, SAS or Stata?

The short answer is: we need both. When we do archival accounting research, we often need to merge data across various databases, such as COMPUSTAT, CRSP, and EXECUCOMP. Stata can by no means beat SAS in this regard. SAS supports … Continue reading

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