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st: Modify large data base without opening it


From   "José Luis Chávez Calva" <josechc@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Modify large data base without opening it
Date   Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:18:23 -0500

I'm working with a very large data base (1000m, 2000 vars) and my PC
is taking too long to open it. I would like to know if there is a way
or a specific command to drop some variables without actually opening
the data base.

Thanks in advance,

José Luis Chávez Calva

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