User’s Guide : EViews Fundamentals : Working with Data : Scalars
Scalar objects are different from series and groups in that they hold a single number instead of data for each observation in the sample. Scalars are created by commands of the form:
scalar scalar_name = number
where you assign a number to the scalar name. The number may be an expression or special functions that return a scalar.
To examine the contents of a scalar, you may enter the command show, followed by the name of the scalar. For example:
scalar logl1 = eq1.@logl
show logl1
stores the log likelihood value of the equation object named EQ1 in a scalar named LOGL1, and displays the scalar window.