The SEER*Prep software converts ASCII text data files to the SEER*Stat database format, allowing you to analyze your cancer data using SEER*Stat. SEER*Prep performs two main functions:  it converts text data to the specific binary format required by SEER*Stat, and it creates the SEER*Stat data dictionary. SEER*Stat 8.3.9 or later is required to analyze any database generated with this version of SEER*Prep. If you are a new SEER*Prep user, see How to use SEER*Prep.

Readme.txt (TXT, 25 KB) distributed with the software includes a description of the revisions made for this release.

SEER Incidence Site Recode and SEER Cause of Death Recode describe current and historical SEER*Prep algorithms related to these variables.

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Supported File Formats

SEER*Prep can be used to convert incidence, mortality, expected survival, and standard population data to a format that can be analyzed in SEER*Stat. The Input File Formats section contains more specific information about the supported file formats and general rules that must be followed when creating input data files.