- class ipumspy.ddi.FileDescription(filename, description, structure, rectypes, rectype_idvar, rectype_keyvar, encoding, format, place)[source]#
In the IPUMS DDI, the file has its own particular description. Extract that from the XML.
IPUMS extract ddi file name
IPUMS ddi file description
IPUMS extract data file structure.
Record types included in the IPUMS extract.
The variable that identifies record types.
The variable that uniquely identifies records across record types.
IPUMS file encoding scheme
IPUMS extract data file format
IPUMS physical address