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Re: st: memory problem


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: memory problem
Date   Fri, 27 May 2011 16:03:27 +0100

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:59 PM, Elizabeth Sheila Germana
<egermana@ioe.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm encountering problems when I try to merge a file.
>
> My memory details and syntax are the following:
>
> memory
>
> set maxvar 30000
> set mem 1g
> set more off
>                                                  bytes
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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?

I'm going to assume that you're on M$-Windows, in which case see this FAQ...

http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/win/winmemory.html

..basically switch to 64-bit Operating System and install a 64-bit
version of Stata and you can allocate more RAM if you have it
installed.

Neil


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