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st: Re: Memory and starting Stata


From   "Scott Merryman" <smerryman@kc.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Memory and starting Stata
Date   Fri, 25 Apr 2003 08:17:54 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elmer V Villanueva, MD ScM" <Elmer.Villanueva@med.monash.edu.au>
To: "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 11:53 PM
Subject: st: Memory and starting Stata


> Hi All!
>
> When I call Stata 8.0 from the Start Menu, I am presented with this
> information:
>
>
>
>
> Single-user Stata for Windows perpetual license:
>        Serial number:  ***********
>          Licensed to:  Elmer V Villanueva
>                        Personal Installation
>
> Notes:
>       1.  (/m# option or -set memory-) 10.00 MB allocated to data
>       2.  (/v# option or -set maxvar-) 10000 maximum variables
>
>
>
>
> The memory and maxvar options were set permanently previously.
>
> When I call Stata by double clicking on Stata file, this is what I get:
>
>
>
>
> Notes:
>       1.  (/m# option or -set memory-) 1.00 MB allocated to data
>       2.  (/v# option or -set maxvar-) 32766 maximum variables
>
> .. use "C:\data 01.dta"
>
>
>
> Consider how the -set memory- value has changed. When I double click on
> a large file (say 200,000 observations), Stata spits out an error
> message that memory's too low. All's fine if I were to call up Stata
> from the Start Menu and open the file using command line syntax.
>
> Stata seems to remember -set memory- settings differently depending on
> the way you call up the program. Does anyone know why this would happen?
> More importantly, how do I get around this.
>

On the Stata Properties Sheet you must have something like
c:\stata8\wsestata.exe /m1 use "1%" which specifies how much memory to
allocate when double clicking on a .dta file.  You need to remove the /m1
option.

See [GSW] page 180 "A.10 Launching by double-clicking on a .dta dataset"

Scott


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