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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 14:23:43 +0000

Note also -label save-.

Nick

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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