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st: Re: -infix- error

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: -infix- error
Date   Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:07:31 -0500

Rather than re-posting the same vague question, you might receive some sort
of response if you actually had posted the command that you typed -- without
that readers are totally in the dark on whether it may be a problem with
your syntax.

Michael Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeph Herrin" <>
To: "statalist" <>
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 10:01 AM
Subject: st: -infix- error

> Sorry for the repost, but no one took the bait the first time.
> I'm trying to read in a very wide ASCII file (30,098 byte records)
> using -infix-. -infix- runs fine and returns no errors, but only
> reads the first 174 records (out of 3000+). The records that are
> read are correct.
> I am only reading 24 variables from the file, with 100M allocated
> to memory, so there's no memory problem (though there's an odd
> coincidence that the 174 records x 24 vars = 29,970 bytes, almost
> the same as the record length).
> This is a commercial dataset, and when I use SAS to read it in,
> then convert with Stat/Transfer, it works fine. (Why do I bother
> with -infix- then? I don't have SAS, so I have to do it on another
> machine, and I'm likely to be doing this over and over to pick out
> different variables I need. And Stat/Transfer can't handle the
> whole file if I read it into SAS, because of too many vars [2048 limit
> apparently])
> Any ideas?
> thanks,
> Jeph
> -- 
> Jeph Herrin

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