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Re: st: set mem problem

From   Eric Booth <>
To   "<>" <>
Subject   Re: st: set mem problem
Date   Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:26:05 +0000


Also, until you get the upgraded OS/Stata, you can select some sub-set of the variables in your .dta file to -use-.  See -help use- for more details.

~ Eric

Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
Office: +979.845.6754

On Aug 5, 2010, at 4:26 AM, Kiss Sándor Csanád wrote:

> Hello Everyone!
> My General Problem is:
> I keep bumping into the following error message with set mem:
> op. sys. refuses to provide memory
> r(909);
> I use Stata/SE 11.0 for Windows (32-bit).
> I have 4 gigs of RAM, and only can give stata about 700m.
> I heard rumours that under 32bit, this problem is unsolvable. Is it?
> My Specific Problem is:
> I have to read in a .sav file of 924megabyte
> stattransfer converts it to a 1900megabyte .dta which is way too big
> stattransfer also can convert it to an equally sized .cvs which I could read
> in with insheet
> but i cant, because I am only able to allocate 700 megabytes with set mem
> Is my only solution file splitting?
> Thnx in advance: Csanad
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