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Names

  • Names[" string "] gives a list of the names of symbols which match the string.
  • Names[" string ", SpellingCorrection->True] includes names which match after spelling correction.
  • Names[" string "] gives the same list of names as ? string.
  • Names returns a list of strings corresponding to the names of symbols.
  • The string can be a string pattern, with metacharacters such as * and @, as described in Section A.3.13.
  • Names[" context `*"] lists all symbols in the specified context.
  • With SpellingCorrection -> True, Names includes names which differ in a small fraction of their characters from those specifically requested.
  • With IgnoreCase -> True or SpellingCorrection -> True, Names treats lower- and upper-case letters as equivalent when matching names.
  • Names[ ] lists all names in all contexts.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.6.12.
  • See also: Information, Contexts, Unique, ValueQ, FileNames, NameQ.

    Further Examples

    Here is a list of the names of all those built in Mathematica functions that start with the letter N.

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    This loads the package Graphics`Arrow`.

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    Here is a listing of all those functions defined in the package Graphics`Arrow`.

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