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Re: st: Thanks - another large data set question


From   Ramani Gunatilaka <Ramani.Gunatilaka@buseco.monash.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Thanks - another large data set question
Date   Mon, 29 Mar 2004 12:53:23 +0000

Thanks for replying, Sasha. I think I will just have to reduce the number of variables. 
Thanks once again,
Ramani

"Oleksandr Talavera, EUV" <talavera@euv-ffo.de> wrote:
> As for my knowledge, I do not think it is possible for Stata to use 17
> Gb data file. Even if you computer has 5Gb of  RAM, an operation system
> ( I used UNIX server once) may give for Stata only 2GB.
> 
> best,
> sasha
> 
> Ramani Gunatilaka wrote:
> 
> >Hi all,
> >Stas Kolenikov's Shapley.ado allows up to 56 variables. I am trying to do a decomposition with 29 variables. But the zero-one matrix for 29 variables would require 16896 MB of memory (ref. http://www.stata.com/support/faqa/data/howbig.html).
> >Stata doesn't seem to have a problem generating the matrix (I tried it upto two gigs before realising that my computer won't have enough disk space to store it).
> >But even if I were to use a more powerful computer, I am worried that Stata may not be able to use this file. Can someone please tell me, which version of Stata for which windows operating system can handle this large a data set? Also, roughly how much RAM would I require and how much free disk space?
> >I referred all the FAQ's and didn't come up with anything very useful in relation to my particular question.
> >Thanks in advance,
> >Regards,
> >Ramani
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