Re: [R] write.dta limits

From: Andrew Stryker <stryker.a_at_comcast.net>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 13:56:17 EST

Thomas Lumley <tlumley@u.washington.edu> wrote on 2005-Jun-06:
> 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

I have encountered the same error on Windows XP systems when trying to write large data frame to Stata files. Using R 2.1 and the current foreign package. The disk was not full.

Andrew



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