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Re: st: Problem with infix: record too long


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Problem with infix: record too long
Date   Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:45:35 +0100

2011/4/24 Barbara Guimarães <barbara.vgh@gmail.com>:
> Dear statlisters,
>
> I'm having trouble reading data with infix. I am using Stata 11.1 for Windows.
>
> I received the "record too long" error, and I subsequently read the
> thread "Re:st:reading data with infix: record too long" (as of 2003
> and 2008), then checked my data set with -hexdump, analyze- but I
> don't know what to do now.
>
> The number of lines in my dataset is 3,972,429, but Stata is only
> reading 2,513,116 lines. I have also tried to open the dataset using a
> text editor to see if I could do something about it (my data set
> format is .TXT), but its not opening due to its size.
> I have alos tested reading the dataset wiht only one or two variables,
> but in all cases Stata only brings part of the sata set and I receive
> the "record too long" error.
>
> I do believe it is not a memory issue, because I had previously read
> another dataset in Stata, which was as large as this one, with no
> problems. The dataset I'm having trouble with reading is in Binary
> format, and I don't know if this is the cause of the error or not (the
> other dataset is ASCII format).
>
> What are the possibilities, if any, to integraly read this file in
> Stata? I would need to merge both datasets afterwards, would it be
> possible?
>
> Thanks and regards,
>
> Barbara
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