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Re: st: Open files .dta

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: Open files .dta
Date   Fri, 12 Nov 2004 06:54:05 -0500

At 11:00 AM 11/12/2004 +0100, Paolo Grillo, MD wrote:
I wuold like to know why when you try to open a big file with .dta extension directly (i.e with mouse double click), stata software start with memory of 1M, and so it advises you to increase memory. Obviously I 've already set memory to 30M permanently, as you can see starting software itself.
Thank You
I don't know, but here is one workaround. When I double-click on a .dta file, the first few lines look like this:

1. (/m# option or -set memory-) 1.00 MB allocated to data

running c:\ado\personal\ ...

. use "D:\SOC592\Statafiles\1sample-III.dta"

My includes the command -set memory 128m- so the memory gets bumped before it opens the file.

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