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Re: st: RE: Insheet Command Problem


From   Davia Downey <downeyd@gvsu.edu>
To   "<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Insheet Command Problem
Date   Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:49:11 +0000

The dataset is over 500Mb but even when I use the set memory command it still doesn't seem to work. 

Davia Cox Downey

On Jun 14, 2012, at 4:46 PM, "Sarah Edgington" <sedging@ucla.edu> wrote:

> Davia,
> Insheet doesn't allow you to pull in a subset of the data.  The [varlist] in
> insheet is used when you want to declare the names that Stata should use
> when importing the data, but if you do specify a varlist it has to contain
> names for every variable.
> 
> Is the file too big to simply insheet the whole thing?  It seems to me like
> the easiest solution would be to keep the variables of interest after
> reading the entire data set.  Of course if the data is prohibitively large
> that won't work.  
> 
> Do you have any options about what format that data comes in?  If the data
> were fixed width instead of comma delimited you could use infile to just
> read the columns of interest.
> 
> -Sarah
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Davia Downey
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:15 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Insheet Command Problem
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> I need to truncate a very large census file. I only need a few variables
> from the file so I am using the in sheet command with the variables I want
> read in listed in the command. However, the file still isn't loading. The
> error code I keep getting back is not helpful and the file is too large to
> open in Excel.
> 
> The code I use is:
> insheet year quarter county earnhiras earnhirns hiras hirn using
> "qwi_la_se_county_naics3_all.csv", names
> 
> 
> The error I get is:
> 
> too few variables specified
> error in line 4508597 of file
> 
> 
> Is there something else I can try? I really need to get at this data and ca=
> nnot for the life of me figure out what other command to use to pull out th=
> e specific data/variables I need.
> 
> 
> Davia Cox Downey
> Assistant Professor of Public Administration School of Public, Nonprofit &
> Health Administration Grand Valley State University
> 
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