|Date: ||Sun, 13 Jul 2003 10:59:53 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||David Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||David Klein <email@example.com>|
|Subject: ||Re: spss crash due to large dataset|
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At 07:38 AM 7/13/2003 -0700, Jeff Hayes, Ph.D. wrote:
>I'm running an albeit ancient spss 10.1 with a rather large dataset (n=35,000
>with approx 300 vars) and am running into frequent spsswin.exe errors that
>cause unrecoverable program crashes. I would like to figure out my options
>besides upgrading to a newer version of spss, which might not solve the
>anyway. I'd rather not spend the $$ on spss when my current version has
>the stats functionality I need. Instead, I was considering upgrading to a new
>machine with 1gig of ram (I have 512mb now). Does anyone have a sense of
>whether this would reduce the instability of my spss 10.1? Does spss 10 have
>any hard limits on its usage of ram or the size of working datafiles?
>There is also a setting in Options -> Special Workspace Memory Limit which is
>now set at 512k. I tried to increase it to 5mb, but it still seems to be
>Any advice is much appreciated.
You haven't mentioned what operating system you're running. Is it an NT
flavor like XP or 2K, or is it a Win 9.x type?