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st: AW: Cannot open .dta file due to size

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: AW: Cannot open .dta file due to size
Date   Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:03:13 +0200


As you can see from -help use-, it takes the -in- and -if- qualifiers. So
the first 100 obs would be loaded via 

-use "name of dataset" in 1/100"-

Similarly, you can pass a -varlist-:

-use "variable names" using "name of dataset"-


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
[] Im Auftrag von miyu Lee
Gesendet: Montag, 14. Juni 2010 17:55
Betreff: st: Cannot open .dta file due to size

I have a huge dataset (200 GB) which I cannot open on STATA. Is there
any way I can make STATA to open the set only for selected variables
or choose the first, say, 100 observations only?

Thanks in advance for any recommendations, Miyu
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