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Re: Wish list: clear stata result screen

From   Daniel Lawson <>
Subject   Re: Wish list: clear stata result screen
Date   Mon, 8 Nov 2004 15:35:17 -0500

Rather than guessing the monitor size, how about an ado file like this?

*! version 0.1 8nov2004
program define cls
qui query
qui loc lines = c(pagesize)
if c(more) == "on" {
  qui set more off
  display _newline(`lines')
  qui set more on
else {
  display _newline(`lines')

Daniel Lawson

On Nov 8, 2004, at 3:09 PM, Nick Cox wrote:

This is better than my earlier suggestion,
which please ignore.

That said, the -n(200)- here means 200 newlines.
You may have a big monitor that makes this
an optimal answer, but again it may be too high.


Dan Menes

There doesn't seem to be a "clear" command, but

display _newline(200)

is a little simpler than the loop you suggested.  Make sure
you do a "set more off" first.
Renzo Comolli

A small addition to the Stata Wish list: a command for "Clear
stata result
I think there is no such a command (I looked hard for it).

At the moment, I use an ado file I wrote (below), but for
some reason it is
slow to execute.
If any person on Statalist has any idea to make it faster, I
would greatly

program define cls2
        forvalues n=1/2000 {
        display ""
        local ++n
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