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st: RE: memory problem

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: memory problem
Date   Fri, 27 May 2011 16:03:57 +0100

These questions tend to be dependent on many details. I suggest that you spell out the operating system and the version and flavour of Stata you have. The output from -about-, minus the licensing information, would be a start. 


Elizabeth Sheila Germana
I'm encountering problems when I try to merge a file. 
My memory details and syntax are the following:

set maxvar 30000
set mem 1g
set more off
Details of set memory usage
    overhead (pointers)                           2,144        0.00%
    data                                     10,380,712        0.97%
    data + overhead                          10,382,856        0.97%
    free                                  1,063,358,960       99.03%
    Total allocated                       1,073,741,816      100.00%
Other memory usage
    set maxvar usage                         12,001,730
    set matsize usage                         1,315,200
    programs, saved results, etc.             5,649,298
    Total                                    18,966,228
Grand total                               1,092,708,044

I think that I have enough memory however, I have tried to extend  memory more than 1g but I can't. 
What could be the problem?

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