So today we decided we wanted to go shop at an outlet mall, but the question was, which one to choose? We could either go to Carlsbad Premium Outlets up in North County or Las Americas Premium Outlets right by the border.
To help make the decision, we looked up what stores the outlets had. I searched online for a solid comparison of the two outlets but results were slim and the only things I found were old threads on Yelp! or TripAdvisor comparing the quality of the two. The Simon websites do have a list of the stores at each outlet, but it was hard to go through the list and switch windows to see differences/similarities in store listings. See store directories for Las Americas and Carlsbad.
Here is an easy to read table that you can SORT by clicking on the outlet names. Cool, huh?
This list also includes restaurants and kiosks. Carlsbad has a total of 101 shops, and Las Americas has a grand total of 169 shops. So you could probably guess where I went :)
I made the table above by copying the store listings to text files, importing them to Stata, cleaning up the variables, renaming the stores to have proper() case before merging the two datasets. Finally, I used Google Charts API to display the results.
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.