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Re: st: Compress a closed file

From   Steven Dubnoff <>
Subject   Re: st: Compress a closed file
Date   Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:16:06 -0800

Is there a way to compress the file w/o opening it?

Stat/Transfer optimizes automatically and writes Stata files that are the equivalent of those written after the "compress" command. It can also drop variables and/or cases. It is thus a handy tool for getting larger files into Stata.



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