CPSIDP in scientific notation


I extracted CPS data that includes CPSID and CPSIDP.When I opened the data, I found CPSID and CPSIDP are in scientific notation (exponentiated). I converted them into integers but I am not sure whether these converted CPSID and CPSIDP are correct or not. Do you provide CPSID and CPSIDP in raw (integer) numbers instead of scientific notation?

Thank you.


The values of CPSID and CPSIDP come as integers. However, sometimes your statistical software will have a default integer length shorter than 14 digits. In this case, the value will be “shortened” into scientific notation. You should be able to edit the allowed length of the CPSID and CPSIDP variables without any problem once you download and load your data into your statistical software. It seems like you’ve done this already and so you should be all set.