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Names

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Names["string"]
gives a list of the names of symbols which match the string.
Names[patt]
gives a list of names matching the arbitrary string pattern patt.
  • 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 contain the following metacharacters:
*match zero or more characters
@match one or more characters, but not upper-case letters
  • 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.
  • Names[] lists all names in all contexts.
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