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Re: st: Error message loading data set

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Error message loading data set
Date   Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:02:51 +0100 (BST)

--- On Wed, 27/10/10, Christian Lyhne Ibsen wrote:
> Upon loading a .dta file that was
> converted from SPSS I got the following message:
> insufficient memory for value label e03
> above message refers to value label e03; value label not
> loaded
> The file is 8 MB and has 636 variables. 
> Changing the work space memory and matrix size did not
> help. I'm using STATA 11.1 IC. What could be wrong and how
> can I fix it? 

There are limits on the size of value label and apperently
the size of your value labels is bigger than allowed. It 
appears that your dataset is loaded and all that is missing
are the value labels of the variable e03. If e03 is not 
important for your analysis I would do nothing at all and
just use the data as you just loaded it. If you need the
value labels, than you need to change them, probably in
SPSS, to be smaller. If you need to store the additional
detail, you can use -notes- or -char- to attach such 
information to the variable, see -help notes- and -help char-.

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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