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st: loading a big dataset in Stata
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
currently possible. You have the following alternatives:
1. Store your variables more efficiently; see help compress.
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
memory command; see help memory.
error in line 86591 of file
Can anyone help me with this, please?
Thank you very much!
Department of Economics,
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