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Re: st: exceeded memory limit
B. Water <email@example.com> is trying to get Fishers exact
test to run on a 2x10 table with N = 1575.
> no. of obs 1575 2 var's: var1 had 2 categories and var2 had 10 categories.
> i tried:
> .tabulate var1 var2, exact
> and get this:
> "i've omitted the tabulation output"
> exceeded memory limits using exact(1); try again with larger #; see help tabulate for details
Clearly this is too large of a problem for -tabulate, exact- to handle. With
such a large N, I am sure the chi-squared p-values are valid. If you go
beyond exact(5), you've gone too far.
We made an update to -tabulate, exact- in version 9 (Jan. 20 2006) where we
gained some efficiency in the computation. We also added an enumeration log so
the user can see how big the problem is and whether a solution is feasible.
Judging by the size of N for your problem it still may not complete, but if you
want to send me your table I can see how it does.
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