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Re: st: memory size 7 data merging


From   Hind Sbihi <sbihi@interchange.ubc.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: memory size 7 data merging
Date   Sun, 23 Sep 2007 21:07:54 -0700 (PDT)

It was not clear from your message if you had set the memory size before running your merge.
Try 
set memory 800m 
and also keep only pertinent variables for your analyses.

HTH

Hind Sbihi


-----Original Message-----

> Date: Sun Sep 23 20:36:37 PDT 2007
> From: ckang2@gmail.com
> Subject: st: memory size 7 data merging
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Hello, all.
> 
> I'm trying to merging two data sets.
> The size of one data set is about 53 MB (about 100,000 cases) and
> another is 40MB (about 1,300,000 cases).
> Memory is allocated to 670 MB.
> Whenever I tried to merge two data sets, I got an error message
> regarding memory as follows:
> 
> "no room to add more observations
>     An attempt was made to increase the number of observations beyond
> what is currently possible.  You
>     have the following alternatives:
> r(901);"
> 
> how can I solve this problem?
> My laptop allow me only 675 Mb for STATA. Even though I compress my
> data set, it does not work, because the size of the two data set have
> not changed much.
> 
> Could you anyone help me to solve this problem?
> 
> Thank you very much in advance.
> 
> Charlie
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