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Re: st: mmerge - windows vs mac difference or something silly I am doing?

From   Anders Alexandersson <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: mmerge - windows vs mac difference or something silly I am doing?
Date   Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:01:57 -0400

Is it the using or the master dataset that you found problematic elsewhere too?
How many variables does the master dataset have?
Does the official -merge- command give the same error?

Anders Alexandersson
[email protected]

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:23 AM,  <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi. I have just been porting my do files from a windows machine (using jedit
> as the editor thanks Elliott!) to a Mac using textwrangler as an editor
> (thanks statamac). (Ok the adverts worked!) I have been busy changing all
> the path references (delightfully easy using textwrangler) but now have
> discovered that just one of my mmerge commands which ran fine on the windows
> system is producing an error with a particular data file. the error is "too
> many variables specified". It has done this in at least two do different do
> files. This is the command and response
> . mmerge poan using "seifa2006range.dta" , type(n:1) unmatch(master)  //
> The error message is
>  too many variables specified
> Now I have checked that the data set seifa2006range.dta is in the pathway
> (all my data files are in the same pathway cos they are all in the same
> folder). seifa2006range.dta only contains 30 variables  and about 2000 cases
> (it is linking postal codes to Australian census data) and I have oodles of
> memory available (2g) and this worked fine in the windows system.  But on
> the other hand I have used mmerge earlier on in the program bringing in
> other (and bigger) data sets and it worked fine under both mac and windows.
>  I am flummoxed  and cannot for the life of me think of how to deal with
> this. Any suggestions? It is rather a strange error message to get for this
> sort of command.  Thanks very much  Andrew.
> Andrew J Brunskill,
> University of Washington  [email protected]

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