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RE: st: "Insufficient disk space" error message running -qreg-


From   Finne Håkon <Hakon.Finne@sintef.no>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: "Insufficient disk space" error message running -qreg-
Date   Sun, 8 Dec 2002 14:05:40 +0100

If Erik has the correct diagnosis, then there is a relevant FAQ at
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/tempdir.html .
--Håkon
hakon.finne@sintef.no


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Ø. Sørensen [mailto:sameos@mac.com]
> Sent: 8. desember 2002 13:41
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: "Insufficient disk space" error message 
> running -qreg-
> 
> 
> On søndag, des 8, 2002, at 07:20 America/Montreal, Arne Mastekaasa 
> wrote:
> 
> Arne,
> I've had this problem myself. The problem is usually that Stata wants 
> to create a temporary file, and the systemwide temp directory is 
> getting full. If there is only 37mb free on c:\, I would clear out a 
> bit in the temporary file directory. There is a "preserve" buried in 
> qreg that will sometimes want to write a temporary file.
> 
> The temporary directory has a tendency to fill up when you kill a 
> Stata-session that has an open temporary file - the gigabytes add 
> quickly if you have large datasets (when you are also more likely to 
> kill a session because it is completely stuck).
> 
> Best regards,
> Erik.
> --
> Erik Ø. Sørensen,  <http://www.geocities.com/erik_oiolf/>.
> phd student (economics), Norwegian School of Economics.
> currently visiting Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
> 
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