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GZIPUSE: Stata module to use and save compressed dta files and compress .dta files

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  • Nikos Askitas

    () (IZA, Bonn)

Abstract

These modules are disk space saving utilities. Stata .dta files are known to compress well (sizes go down by factors of up to about 20). The penalty you pay is a small delay when you gzipuse or gzipsave. gzipuse uses gzipped files ending in .dgz. You may or may not specify the suffix. You may or may not specify the clear option. gzipsave saves data in memory in compressed form with a .dgz suffix in addition to the .dta. If you specify the replace option it will overwrite existing .dta .dgz files with the same name. The remove option removes the .dta file. The verbose option will return the disk saving in percentage if you kept the .dgz file only.

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  • Nikos Askitas, 2007. "GZIPUSE: Stata module to use and save compressed dta files and compress .dta files," Statistical Software Components S456838, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 18 Apr 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456838
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install gzipuse". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt). Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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    Unix; Linux; gzip; compress; dta files;

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