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Re: st: -save- a varlist


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: -save- a varlist
Date   Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:21:04 -0400

Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>:
And if you do that twice, the -nolabel- option can be used one of
those times, so you have both values and value labels. But why can't
you save the whole file locally, if you are allowed to save several
variables locally?

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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