[R] write.dta limits

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Jun 7 03:35:07 CEST 2005

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 


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