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Re: st: troubles reading data in


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: troubles reading data in
Date   Fri, 30 May 2008 10:42:58 -0400

Dear Lucia,

as far as I know, Stata itself does not issue this error message, so
it might be something wrong with your OS. 30mb might not be enough for
a dataset of 26mb, try to double that. But if that was the case, under
normal functioning the message should be "Not enough memory" or
something similar.

1. Try to open another dataset of a similar size.
2. Try to open your dataset on another machine or send it through a
converter like DBMS/Copy or Stat/Transfer if available, to validate
the file.
3. Try to generate orbitrary dataset in your Stata (of about the same
size=number of obs x number of vars), save it and load it back. Does
it work?
4. If nothing comes out of 1-3 I would suggest you contact Stata tech-support.

Best regards, Sergiy

On 5/30/08, Lucia Costanzo <lcostanz@uoguelph.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> A meaningful description appears complete with variable names and their
> proper descriptions.  I increased the memory using ". set memory 30m". Then
> run ". use SHS" and get the following error Segmentation Fault. I am running
> STATA 8.0 for SUN. I just noticed on the notes that are shown as the Stata
> starts running that:
>
>   Notes:
>   1.  (-m# option or -set memory-) 1.00 MB allocated to data
>
> I am thinking this is might be the issue.
>
> Thanks,
> Lucia
>
>
> Sergiy Radyakin wrote:
> > Hello Lucia,
> >
> > It's hard to say from the information you provide, but my first guess
> > would be - check that the file SHS.dta in the current directory is in
> > the Stata format. Not just "has a .dta extension" but really is a
> > Stata file. Also try:
> >
> > describe using SHS
> >
> > to see if it provides meaningful description.
> > Check that you have an updated Stata and tell us the version/platform.
> > If the files you are working with are open and available in the
> > internet let us know.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Sergiy Radyakin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On 5/29/08, Lucia Costanzo <lcostanz@uoguelph.ca> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am fairly new to STATA.  I have a data file which is approximately 26M
> in
> > > size.  I issue the following command use SHS to read the data in but
> keep
> > > getting the following error message: Segmentation Fault.
> > >
> > > Would anyone have any suggestions?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Lucia
> > >
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