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README.md

this is a work-in-progress ruby script to easily import individual subjects from the Census American Community Survey 2010 5-year summaryinto a postgres database.

dependencies:

  • ruby
  • rake
  • wget
  • unzip
  • unix-based system

current steps:

  1. rake setup, once

then, for each table:

  1. consult the census website to determine which table you desire. table numbers look like B00001 or B15002, for example
  2. rake create_acs_table[<table_num>]
  3. run psql <your settings> -f create_<table_num>.sql
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