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GEMINI Output Statistics Overview (2/17/16)

The benchmark runs in RCS mode and ESP+ mode automatically produce .adq, .cpi, and .sum GEMINI output files. All other GEMINI output files must be explicitly requested in a run specification file using GEMINI input parameters located in the STATS table. And all of the three listed above (except for the .cpi output file) can be turned off in a run specification file.

Use the EDA Toolkit GEMINI Data capabilities to do two common GEMINI output file transformations: (1) statistics in the .adq, .cpi, and .sum output files are automatically combined to produce a .baa output file for a specified retirement age; and (2) many cohort-specific cross-section sample output files are automatically combined to make a single cross-section (.xs?) output file containing individuals of all ages in a specified year.

All GEMINI output files are listed below:


.ADQ file contains nominal pre-federal-income-tax social security and pension benefits at each age, during and just before retirement, for each cohort sample individual.

.ARC file contains revenue and cost statistics for social-security-account immediate-annuity provider.

.ATX file contains an after-federal-income-tax family income statistic, and federal-income-tax liability, for living cohort sample individuals at age STATS.atx_age.

.BAA file contains benefits at age AA for each individual where the statistics are created from the .sum and .adq output files by the out2bage utility, which is operated from the GEMINI Data menu of the EDA Toolkit.

.BTA file contains age-indexed social security benefit and payroll tax aggregates for the cohort sample.

.BTI file contains present value of lifetime earnings and present value of lifetime net social security benefits for each cohort sample individual included in .bta file.

.CPI file contains consumer price index values by cohort age for each scenario.

.DCT file contains the sum of all DC pension plan contributions and the federal income tax liability for the family of each sample individual at each age for which there is a positive DC (employee or employer) contribution.

.SCN file contains a variety of aggregate cohort sample statistics for each scenario.

.SID file contains individual statistics for each scenario statistic in .scn file.

.SUM file contains lifetime statistics for each individual in cohort sample.

.XSA file contains cross-sectional survey information for cohort sample members who are alive and are native-born or have immigrated by survey time, where the survey information is gathered in STATS.xsa_year, using supplementary questions in STATS.xsa_suppl, only if STATS.xsa_olc is true.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If STATS.xsa_olc is true, be sure to combine the many xsaNNNNN.YYY files into a single runNNNNN.xsa file using the GEMINI Data capabilities of the EDA Toolkit or the xsall utility.

.XSB file contains cross-sectional survey information for cohort sample members who are alive and are native-born or have immigrated by survey time, where the survey information is gathered in STATS.xsb_year, using supplementary questions in STATS.xsb_suppl, only if STATS.xsb_olc is true.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If STATS.xsb_olc is true, be sure to combine the many xsbNNNNN.YYY files into a single runNNNNN.xsb file using the GEMINI Data capabilities of the EDA Toolkit or the xsall utility.

.XSC file contains cross-sectional survey information for cohort sample members who are alive and are native-born or have immigrated by survey time, where the survey information is gathered in STATS.xsc_year, using supplementary questions in STATS.xsc_suppl, only if STATS.xsc_olc is true.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If STATS.xsc_olc is true, be sure to combine the many xscNNNNN.YYY files into a single runNNNNN.xsc file using the GEMINI Data capabilities of the EDA Toolkit or the xsall utility.