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st: loading a big dataset in Stata

From   "TELHAJ Shqiponje" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: loading a big dataset in Stata
Date   Fri, 5 Sep 2003 10:29:30 +0100

Hi everybody,

I am trying to load a big dataset with approx. 790,000 observations and
170 variables in Stata. I am having trouble loading the data first.  The
data is an SPSS file. I saved the data as a tab-delimited file in SPSS
and tried to open in Stata. However, got the following message:

. insheet using c:\yellisall.dat
no room to add more observations
    An attempt was made to increase the number of observations beyond
what is
    currently possible.  You have the following alternatives:

     1.  Store your variables more efficiently; see help compress.
(Think of
         Stata's data area as the area of a rectangle; Stata can trade
         width and length.)

     2.  Drop some variables or observations; see help drop.

     3.  Increase the amount of memory allocated to the data area using
the set
         memory command; see help memory.
error in line 86591 of file

Can anyone help me with this, please? 

Thank you very much!


Shqiponja Telhaj,
PhD student,
Department of Economics,
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