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Re: st: filtered display or scalars?

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: filtered display or scalars?
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:33:28 +0100

As far as I know, you can't wildcard anything but variable names.

My only suggestion is that you keep track of what scalars you create
and then use Stata to produce a list of those names. If you knew that
you had scalars foo1-foo42 you could go

forval i = 1/42 {
    local names `names' foo`i'
scalar li `names'


On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM,  <> wrote:
> 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?
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