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


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Any way to get around Maxvar problem without upgrading?
Date   Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:26:00 +0100

This can't be the answer for Kimberly, unless
someone else created the .dta previously with Stata/SE, 
as if the file is too big for her Stata how else can it exist? 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Joseph Coveney
 
> Kimberly Singer wrote:
> 
> I am using Intercooled Stata 8, and am running into the 
> problem of too many
> variables. The set is very large, but 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? Upgrading to SE is not really an option.
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------
> 
> In the excerpt from the on-line helpfile below, wouldn't the 
> second -use-
> syntax work?
> 
> Joseph Coveney
> 
> 
> use   filename  [, clear nolabel ]
> 
> use  [varlist]  [if exp] [in range] using filename [, clear nolabel ]
 

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