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Re: st: RE: Insheet Command Problem


From   Richard Herron <richard.c.herron@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Insheet Command Problem
Date   Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:01:31 -0400

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Richard Herron


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM, Davia Downey <downeyd@gvsu.edu> wrote:
> 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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>> 401 West Fulton Street
>> Grand Rapids, MI  49504
>>
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