Ready to try out The DHS Program's STATcompiler? The first version of the new tool was released on September 15, 2011. Below are step-by-step instructions describing how to use the September 2011 version of the STATcompiler.
The welcome page of the STATcompiler tool provides links to 5 means of visualizing your data - data table, column chart, line graph, thematic map, and scatter plot. You can begin with any of these five options - the wizard will walk you through selecting your countries and indicators of interest. If you are new to STATcompiler, we suggest starting with Data Tables.
How to Build a Table
Once you are comfortable with building a table, the other visualizations are fairly easy. Selection of indicators, countries, survey years, and background characteristics are all the same. Once you have built a table, your data will carry over to the graphs and maps. Here are some additional tips for each visualization.
A scatter plot allows you to plot two or three indicators on the same chart and see how they relate.