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st: Saving datasets temporarily - switching back and forth between two datasets


From   "Ben Hoen" <bhoen@lbl.gov>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Saving datasets temporarily - switching back and forth between two datasets
Date   Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:54:13 -0500

I am executing a merge between one main dataset and a few others.  Some of
the other datasets need some additional refining before they can be merged
easily (e.g., changing variable names, culling out duplicates), but I have
no need to save off these temporary versions.

Is it possible to hold the main dataset in "memory" while I quickly refine a
using dataset, then save IT into memory, from where I perform the merge?

Tangentially, if I was to save off a temporary file to merge to, can I erase
that file from a do-file?  

Did that make sense?

Ben

Ben Hoen
Principal Research Associate
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Cell: 718-812-7589
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