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st: How many observations can Stata 11 handle?


From   Tunga Kantarcı <tungakantarci@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: How many observations can Stata 11 handle?
Date   Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:42:33 +0100

Hello,

Here is a short question. What is the maximum number of observations
that Stata 11 can handle? I have an administrative data set which
includes observations for about 3 million unique individuals, for 20
variables. SPSS did open this data set but Stata 11 could not open it.
I plan to draw a sample from the data set using SPSS and transfer the
data to Stata 11 with the Stat-transfer data conversion program. So I
would like to know the maximum number of observations that Stata 11
can handle. Accordingly I will draw a sample using SPSS with the
maximum number of observations that Stata can handle.

Thanks,
Tunga
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