I'm trying to load around 6000 shapefiles (all the postcodes for a city) into GeoDa but it crashes everytime ("OpenGeoDa.exe has stopped working"). Their troubleshooting page details this problem but I've not been able to resolve the issue, as stated here: http://geodacenter.asu.edu/node/404#load
I've tried to code a new id field in Arcmap but that did not work (was I right in recoding the new ID variable as a short integer?).
I then tried in Arcmap to see if the field names were the problem. I cleaned up most of them up, making them shorter and removing underscores. However, I have been unable to change 5 of the fields (could they be read only?) and the names are over 30 characters long.
Could this be the problem?
Please see the screen grab below for an overview of my data and the length of one of the field names.
Screen grab number 2. Note: I reduced the number of fields to 5 and only selected a few polygons to see if size was the issue. The GeoDa error message on the right is displayed (still the same message).