[R] view -- View files and logs
Display file in Viewer
view [file] ["]filename["] [, asis adopath]
Bring up browser pointed to specified URL
view browse ["]url["]
Display help results in Viewer
[view] help [topic_or_command_name]
Display search results in Viewer
[view] search keywords
Display news results in Viewer
Display net results in Viewer
view net [netcmd]
Display ado-results in Viewer
view ado [adocmd]
Display update results in Viewer
view update [updatecmd]
File > View...
view displays file contents in the Viewer.
view file displays the specified file. file is optional, so if you had a
SMCL session log created by typing log using mylog, you could view it
by typing view mylog.smcl. view file can properly display .smcl
files (logs and the like), .sthlp files, and text files. view file's
asis option specifies that the file be displayed as plain text,
regardless of the filename's extension.
view browse opens your browser pointed to url. Typing
view browse http://www.stata.com would bring up your browser pointed
to the http://www.stata.com website.
[view] help displays the specified topic in the Viewer. For example, to
review the help for Stata's print command, you could type help print.
See [R] help for more details.
[view] search displays the results of the search command in the Viewer.
For instance, to search the system help for information on robust
regression, you could type search robust regression. See [R] search
for more details.
view news does the same as the news command but displays the results in
the Viewer. (news displays the latest news from
view net does the same as the net command but displays the result in the
Viewer. For instance, typing view net search hausman test would
search the Internet for additions to Stata related to the Hausman
test. Typing view net from http://www.stata.com would go to the
Stata additions download site at http://www.stata.com.
view ado does the same as the ado command but displays the result in the
Viewer. For instance, typing view ado dir would show a list of files
you have installed.
view update does the same as the update command but displays the result
in the Viewer. Typing view update would show the dates of what you
have installed, and from there you could click to compare those dates
with the latest updates available. Typing view update query would
skip the first step and show the comparison.
asis, allowed with view file, specifies that the file be displayed as
text, regardless of the filename's extension. view file's default
action is to display files ending in .smcl and .sthlp as SMCL; see
adopath, allowed with view file, specifies that Stata search the S_ADO
path for filename and display it, if found.
Most users access the Viewer by selecting File > View... and proceeding
from there. Some commands allow you to skip that step. Some common
interactive uses of commands that display their results in the Viewer are
. view mysession.smcl
. view mysession.log
. help print
. help regress
. view news
. view browse http://www.stata.com
. search hausman test
. view net
. view ado
. view update query