Tutorial: Make data dictionary

For each dataset, we need a dictionary to explain what variables mean. This is important for other people to understand and work with the data.

  1. existing dictionary
  1. new dictionary

guidelines of writing description - be self-contained, the description should stand alone to understand the variable - give examples - be clear, mention needed pieces, value range, unit, - be concise, keep the length short

delete variables The dataset may have more than 50 variables and sometimes it is not practical to write down all descriptions.

old_variable_name, new_var_name, description