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Re: st: filtered display or scalars?

From   daniel klein <>
Subject   Re: st: filtered display or scalars?
Date   Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:16:18 +0200


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'"''

. scadir city_xy_*


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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