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st: -infix- error

From   Jeph Herrin <[email protected]>
To   statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   st: -infix- error
Date   Fri, 05 Nov 2004 10:01:09 -0500

Sorry for the repost, but no one took the bait the first time.

I'm trying to read in a very wide ASCII file (30,098 byte records)
using -infix-. -infix- runs fine and returns no errors, but only
reads the first 174 records (out of 3000+). The records that are
read are correct.

I am only reading 24 variables from the file, with 100M allocated
to memory, so there's no memory problem (though there's an odd
coincidence that the 174 records x 24 vars = 29,970 bytes, almost
the same as the record length).

This is a commercial dataset, and when I use SAS to read it in,
then convert with Stat/Transfer, it works fine. (Why do I bother
with -infix- then? I don't have SAS, so I have to do it on another
machine, and I'm likely to be doing this over and over to pick out
different variables I need. And Stat/Transfer can't handle the
whole file if I read it into SAS, because of too many vars [2048 limit

Any ideas?

Jeph Herrin
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