Re: [R] write.dta limits

From: Thomas Lumley <tlumley_at_u.washington.edu>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 11:35:07 EST

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Jean Eid wrote:

> Hope everyone id doing great ..
>
> Just need some clarification over the limit of write.dta. I have some
> coauthors that use stata and I need to send them my data in .dta format.
> the data.frame is 41706x229 and I get the following
>
> Error in write.dta(Panel, file = "STATADATA/Panel.dta", version = 7) :
> a binary write error occured
>
>
> Once I subset the data everything works out fine. my question is what are
> the limits of write.dta. I tried to find out but no luck..

There aren't supposed to be any built-in limits. The error message that you report means that the low-level operating system calls to write data gave an error, so if a limit was hit it was in the operating system (?disk full)

         -thomas



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