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st: duration of STATA job

From   "Wilson, Nicholas" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: duration of STATA job
Date   Wed, 31 Aug 2005 11:31:51 -0400

I am running a program in STATA where I have a foreach loop inside of another foreach loop.  This generates all pairwise interactions of 2 sets of about 200 dummy variables each.  The number of observations is about 500,000.  I am running this remotely on a UNIX server with 16GB of RAM (I have requested 10GB for this job).  Do you have any idea how long this will run?  I can tell you that it has already run for about 18 hours and isn't done yet.  This doesn't bode well since this is just for year 1850 and I am running it for 1850, 1860, ..., 1930.

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