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Re: st: Reshape limit

From   Neil Shephard <>
Subject   Re: st: Reshape limit
Date   Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:55:25 +0000

Ashim Kapoor wrote:
> Dear Phil,
> Thank you for your reply. I do intend to make those many variables. I
> guess it's not possible.

It _is_ possible, if as Phil indicated, you have (or upgrade to)
Stata/SE or Stata/MP which both have a maximum limit of 32767 variables
in a dataset.

Without knowing what your trying to achieve its difficult to offer any
more advice, but most commands that work on repeated measures and so
forth work with the data in long format so there may be no need to
-reshape- the data.  Although presumably there is a reason why you wish
the data in wide-format.


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