Monthly Archives: February 2015

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

[Update on 2019-07-31] This post, together with its sibling post “Part II“, has been my most-viewed post since I created this website. However, the landscape of 10-K/Q filings has changed dramatically over the past decade, and the text-format filings are extremely … 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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