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Re: st: loading a big dataset in Stata


From   Fabrizio Gilardi <Fabrizio.Gilardi@iepi.unil.ch>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: loading a big dataset in Stata
Date   Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:51:56 +0200

Hello,

I had the same problem with a much smaller dataset (about 5000 observations 50 variables) using Stata 7 for Mac with OS X. The problem disappeared when running Stata with OS 9 (which is possible under OS X), though then the compatibility between Stata and applications running with OS X (in my case Excel) was worsened (e.g. copy from Excel and paste in Stata didn't work).

Hope this helps,

fabrizio




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
off
         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
r(901);


Can anyone help me with this, please?


Thank you very much!

Shqiponja

Shqiponja Telhaj,
PhD student,
Department of Economics,
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Fabrizio Gilardi
Institut d'Etudes Politiques et Internationales
Université de Lausanne - BFSH2
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Switzerland

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