Import a subsection of a text data file

I am trying to import data from a text file. I can import the data. However, when I want to select a subsample it throws an error. For example, I have data which is 3000 observations but I want to use only the last 1000. However, when I use this code:

load vectorX[2000:3000,1] = C:\RData\Riza\Data_GC\EPU.txt;

I get an error. Can you help me in fixing this error.

1 Answer


The load function should not be used anymore except for loading GAUSS matrix (.fmt) files.

For this task, we recommend you use the csvReadM command. Learn how to read a subsection of a text dataset with the csvReadM command.

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