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st: re: creating number of days per month

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: re: creating number of days per month
Date   Mon, 2 Nov 2009 11:24:04 -0500

Martin wonders

Just wondering: Would the -tsfill- line (which adds observations for every
single day spent by every single patient in the dataset) lead to memory
problems at some point, given that Rajaram said that sample members spent
two years there in some cases?

If you have a sensible amount of RAM, it should not, as at that point you only have a couple of variables in memory. You should be able to accommodate millions of obs. in a few hundred Mb of RAM.

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
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