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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 23:00:51 +0000

Sarah,

Do you know if I can use the drop command with insheet? It seems there's a
problem with the size of the memory I'm setting. Even when I go up to 2g
(it's only a 1.2 MB size file), it still won't read the entire file.

Davia

Davia Cox Downey
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
School of Public, Nonprofit &
Health Administration
Grand Valley State University



242C DeVos Center
401 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504Email: downeyd@gvsu.edu









On 6/14/12 6:08 PM, "Sarah Edgington" <sedging@ucla.edu> wrote:

>Davia,
>I'm pretty sure the "error in line 4508597 of file" is a red herring. The
>entire error you're seeing is because specifying fewer variable names than
>there are variables in varlist is invalid syntax.  As an experiment I
>tried
>doing the same thing with a csv file that I know works fine with -insheet-
>if I don't give a variable list.  When I specified a subset of the
>variables
>in the varlist (that is, when I used the invalid syntax) I got the error
>message:
>too few variables specified
>error in line 2534 of file
>
>Since there are 2,534 lines in the file I was trying to -insheet- my
>suspicion is that what Stata is really saying is "I got to the very end of
>the file and I still couldn't figure out how you wanted me to fit all
>these
>variables into seven variable names, sorry."
>
>You say that using -insheet- for the whole file "still doesn't seem to
>work." What is the actual error message you get?  It sounds like the file
>is
>large enough that maybe it could be a memory issue but it's worth figuring
>out if there is some other problem with the file before trying to deal
>with
>that.
>
>-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 2:21 PM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: Re: st: RE: Insheet Command Problem
>
>When I have TextEdit look for the line 4508597 it says it's an invalid
>line
>number. Is there a way I can rearrange the file in text edit in order to
>read each line separately?
>
>Davia Cox Downey
>Assistant Professor of Public Administration School of Public, Nonprofit &
>Health Administration Grand Valley State University
>
>
>
>242C DeVos Center
>401 West Fulton Street
>Grand Rapids, MI  49504Email: downeyd@gvsu.edu
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>On 6/14/12 5:01 PM, "Richard Herron" <richard.c.herron@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>4508597
>
>
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