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Re: ByteCount for Global symbols

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  • Subject: [mg36607] Re: ByteCount for Global symbols
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 23:33:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <alrt05$h9h$>
  • Reply-to: kuska at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


whats wrong with

ToExpression[#, StandardForm, Hold] & /@ Names["Global`*"] /. 
  Hold[a_] :> ByteCount[OwnValues[a]]


DrBob wrote:
> I want to make a list of all symbols in the Global context, as in
> Names["Global`*"]
> and compute a ByteCount for each symbol's OwnValues -- without
> evaluating the symbols.
> It seems possible in principle, but I haven't found a way.
> Bobby Treat

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