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


From   Kim Singer <ksinger@berkeley.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Re: Any way to get around Maxvar problem without upgrading?
Date   Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:52:28 -0700

I ended up solving the problem by editing my .dct file in wordpad to
exclude the variables that I do not need, then importing the ASCII data in
fixed format using my new .dct file!

thanks for all the suggestions!

At 02:26 AM 10/21/2004, you wrote:
>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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