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Re: st: -save- a varlist


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -save- a varlist
Date   Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:17:01 +0000

As Daniel Feenberg underlined recently, you can -outsheet- part of the
data. In the same vein, -outfile- is another alternative.

Nick

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net> wrote:
>
> I have a very large dataset (20gb) that I must access remotely, so that
> -use- and -save- each take about 30minutes. When I have this file open,
> I would like to create some secondary files that contain only 1-3 variable.
>
> If the file were smaller, I would typically use -preserve-, -keep-,
> -save-, -restore- to do this. However, this takes a couple of hours. So
> I am using
>
> . export excel var1 var2 var3 using file.xls, replace
>
> Then later using -import excel- to read them back in. This is much
> faster, but has the obvious drawback that variable labels and other
> attributes are lost. It is also aesthetically unsatisfying.
>
> Can anyone suggest an alternative?
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