Introduction and history
PC-Axis family is a software suite created to serve as a platform for coherent, efficient, and user-friendly dissemination of official statistics. It is ideal for national statistical offices and other organisations engaged in dissemination of social and economic statistics.
The PC-Axis software family is the result of a long tradition of statistics dissemination in machine-readable form from Statistics Sweden and other statistical offices in the Nordic countries.
The development emerges from the early 1970s concerning the use of many-dimensional matrices in output databases. These ideas were first implemented in the mainframe system Axis used since the beginning of 1980s for commercial databanks at Statistics Sweden and from the mid 1980s at Statistics Denmark for the same purpose. PC-Axis was developed for the 1990 Swedish Population Census, to be used by the main users of the results from the Population Census.