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st: file too big to import

From   "King, Carina" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: file too big to import
Date   Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:57:44 +0100


I am having problems importing a file. It is stored as csv file and contains (I think, as I haven't been able to see the full data yet) over 1,400,000 records with 25 variables. So far I have tried the following:

Opening it with insheet using "D:\datasets\mr_final.csv" (not enough memory), so and I increased my memory (which is now set to 10,000) and it's still not enough. 

I tried opening it in excel and wordpad so I could separate it out into smaller chunks, but it crashes the programmes when I try that. 

I attempted to use infile and specify "in 1/500000" but it comes with the error message 'file does not contain dictionary'

So, is there a way to make a dictionary? Or change the file type so it takes less space? Or use the 'in' option with insheet? Or any other ideas?? I'm totally stuck! Thanks!

Kind Regards,

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