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Re: st: filtered display or scalars?


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: filtered display or scalars?
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:28:03 +0100

Excellent point.

On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM, daniel klein
<klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Stefan,
>
> you can use extended functions (help extended_fcn) to do this.
>
> . scalar dir `: all scalars "city_xy*"'
>
> Typing three more lines will ease usage later on
>
> pr scadir
>        vers 9.2
>        scalar dir `: all scalars `"`0'"''
> end
>
> . scadir city_xy_*
>
>
> Best
> Daniel
>
> --
> Hi Statalisters,
>
> In the last months I frequently used Stata to create XML-Files for
> Instantatlas geomapping software.
>
> I use scalars to store indicator data and XML-lines. Several
> (ten-)thousand scalars are needed to create a map.
> While programming or debugging I often want to look at certain groups
> of scalars but "scalar dir" offers the whole list only.
>
> Is there any way to obtain a filtered list (something like - scalar
> dir city_xy_* -) which only displays scalars with a given string?
> I didn't find anything.
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