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μ-ARGUS is a software program designed to create safe micro-data files.  It is one of the main results of the CASC-project.
The CASC-project took a previous version of μ-ARGUS, developed a.o. during the SDC-project and prototypes before that, as a starting point. At the end of the CASC-project version 4.0 is available.

The ESSnet-project has made it possible to further extend μ-ARGUS. Version 4.2 is now available

Get the software (version 4.2) here
(22 December 2008) (Unzip the zip-file and run the setup)

An alternative installation procedure for μ-ARGUS (4.2) can be downloaded here

See the Manual for more information.

Open Source version of μ-ARGUS

Partly funded by Eurostat, a project was started on 20 December 2012 to port the at that time most recent version of μ-ARGUS to an Open Source version. The resulting version should contain the possibility to be run on a Windows platform as well as on a Linux/Unix platform.

5.1.0 5.1.0

The first official release is now available.
See the User Manual for more information.

You can download Windows binaries here. (Build on 32 bit Windows 7)
You can download Linux binaries here. (Build on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.4.0)
You can download the sources here.
Release notes can be found here.

For an overview of known issues, click here.

μ-Project team

Partner Name Role
CBS Anco Hundepool Overall coordination
Software development (User interface)
Ramya Ramaswamy Software development (Kernel)
Peter-Paul de Wolf PRAM (Post Randomisation)
IStat Luisa Franconi Risk-models
StBa Ruth Brand Noise-models
URV Josep Domingo Micro aggregation software
Coordinator micro data research