To use Datastream, you need an access to the Econ Lab, a user name and a
password. Send me an email (email@example.com)
with your name and status (student, faculty) to obtain a user name and
password. Send an email to Karin Rodi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to be able to access the Econ Lab.
Datastream is available in the Econ Lab, Room 525, on computer
CAS-264BSR525-7 (connected to the scanner). In the Econ Lab, log in using
your kerberos ID and password to open a Windows session.
- From the Start menu,
locate Datastream/Advance 4.0 and launch it. The first time you use
Datastream, you need to register your login and password. To do so, in
the menu `Tools', click on `Configure Communications'. Fill-in the
'User Name' and `Password' information. Do not modify anything else.
- To download data
directly into Excel, you need to install first an Excel add-in. Open
Excel, choose the menu Tools/ Add-ins. Click on `Browse' and go to
C:/Program Files/Datastream/Datastream Advance and double-click on
AdvanceOffice.xla. You now have a new menu in Excel (Datastream-AFO).
- To start Datastream,
either open Excel or Advance 4.0 (in the Start menu, look for
Datastream/ Advance 4.0).
It is really important that you close the connection with the
Datastream server if you are not using it, because we are only allowed to
have one connection at a time, and we share it with SMG and the Math
Finance Department. To close the connection, you have to exit Datastream
Advance and Excel.
Here is a general description of Datastream and some
short fact sheets to present Datastream series by category: Economics, Fixed-Income, Bond Indices, Derivatives, Commodities. A NYU tutorial is
More brochures and user guides are available online at:
You can obtain updated information on the databases by loging in to
Datastream Extranet (see Extranet Login in the `Ressources Links' table in
the webpage indicated above). Send me an email (email@example.com) with your name and status
(student, faculty) to obtain a login and password; they differ from the
ones you use to retrieve data in the Econ Lab.
This page was created by Adrien Verdelhan.