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st: RE: 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
> 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
You got three suggestions here. If you are
starting with an empty Stata, then #3 is
the most relevant.
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