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Re: st: Any way to get around Maxvar problem without upgrading?


From   Daniel Egan <dp.egan@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Any way to get around Maxvar problem without upgrading?
Date   Thu, 21 Oct 2004 00:03:54 -0400

Hi Kim, 
Kim asked: 
I only need about a quarter of the variables, but I cant drop any
variables until
 stata reads them in and defines the variables. Is there a way to drop
some variables before stata defines them?
*****************************

One way to do it, which would require your dataset to be in fixed
format, would be to exclude them from being read in, i.e.

infix dictionary ....{
    gaga 5-7 
    nana 10-12  

}

If your data is not in fixed format, you could try to get it there.
Excel can get almost any kind of file in - but you would need to
follow the dct file -

what format is the raw data in? 


Dan
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