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Re: st: Reshape limit


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Reshape limit
Date   Wed, 5 Nov 2008 17:16:06 +0530

Dear Phil,

Thank you for your reply. I do intend to make those many variables. I
guess it's not possible.

Thank you,
Ashim

On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2008, at 1:47 AM, Ashim Kapoor wrote:
>>
>> I have 3 variables value  , j1 and j2.
>>
>> j1 goes from 1 to 3
>> j2 goes from 1 to 10032
>>
>> and the data is in long form.
>>
>> When I say reshape wide value,i(j1) j(j2)
>>
>> Stata says that I have too many values for j2.
>
>
> If the situation is as you describe above, then the command
>
>    reshape wide value, i(j1) j(j2)
>
> is asking Stata to create up to 10,032 new variables.  Unless you are using
> Stata/SE or Stata/MP, this is not possible (i.e., the maximum number of
> variables for Stata/IC is 2,047).  In addition, -reshape- may impose its own
> limit on the number of new variables it will try to create (I don't know if
> this is true or not).  Regardless, are you sure this is what you want to do?
>  Is it possible that you simply switched the roles of j1 and j2?
>
>
> -- Phil
>
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