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Re: st: RE: Large data set that won't open


From   John Antonakis <john.antonakis@unil.ch>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Large data set that won't open
Date   Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:56:08 +0200

I have 4gb; just ordered 2 more gb. Maybe this will do the trick!

Best regards,
John Antonakis


On 24 juin 2010, at 10:05, "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:

> 
> <>
> 
> The size of your RAM is hard to tell from your current memory allocation -
> the latter is just a lower bound for the former. But I guess you do not have
> 6G of RAM, do you? You would still need additional RAM for computations,
> then. 
> 
> Note you can -use- a dataset with -if- and -in- qualifiers, so it is still
> possible to get a subset into mem...
> 
> 
> HTH
> Martin
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of John Antonakis
> Sent: Donnerstag, 24. Juni 2010 09:37
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Large data set that won't open
> 
> Hi:
> 
> I have a rather large data set that I cannot open in Stata; here are the 
> particulars:
> 
> ls "D:\My Documents\STATA\upstata.dta",
> 5375.8M   6/23/10 10:44  upstata.dta  
> 
> When I try to open the data set I get:
> 
> . use "D:\My Documents\STATA\upstata.dta", clear
> no room to add more observations
>    An attempt was made to increase the number of observations beyond 
> what is currently
>    possible.  You have the following alternatives:
> 
>     1.  Store your variables more efficiently; see help compress.  
> (Think of Stata's data
>         area as the area of a rectangle; Stata can trade off width and 
> length.)
> 
>     2.  Drop some variables or observations; see help drop.
> 
>     3.  Increase the amount of memory allocated to the data area using 
> the set memory
>         command; see help memory.
> r(901);
> 
> Here is my current memory allocation:
> 
> . q memory
> 
> Current memory allocation
> 
>                    current                                 memory usage
>    settable          value     description                 (1M = 1024k)
>    --------------------------------------------------------------------
>    set maxvar         5000     max. variables allowed           1.909M
>    set memory         1024M    max. data space              1,024.000M
>    set matsize        1000     max. RHS vars in models          7.713M
>                                                            -----------
>                                                             1,033.622M
> 
> 
> It seems that I just don't have enough RAM to open this file.  Is that 
> correct?
> 
> Best,
> J.
> 
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