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Questions on the manipulation of String objects in Mathematica, and the functions used for these manipulations.

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Camel hump string split

Given System names of 2 or more characters: systemNames = Names["System`*"] // Select[StringLength[#] > 1 &] ; Is ...
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String pattern defined by number of characters

I want to extract non-overlapping substrings from strings with only four possible characters a,b,c,d. These strings will always have equally many "a" and "d" characters. The substrings x I want satisy ...
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Why is TextString[-0.5] a positive number?

I want to format numbers in decimal notation and chose TextString for this task. But today, when looking at the final result of my 3-weeks measurement, the sign ...
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Linear function on strings using UpValues

I have two functions Sup and Sdown that take a string of letters with allowed characters ...
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Returning computable numbers from WolframAlpha

WolframAlpha["Apple company revenue", {{"Result", 1}, "Plaintext"}] Desired output 182800000000 ...
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Insert a linebreak and character repeatedly into a matrix output which is in fortranForm

Suppose I have a very long string which is a11 element of matrix a11=2*gopsv-2*Bgopsvw+2*acgmops*v+2*cgmopsv*B-2*acgmopsvB+3*gmopsvB-3*BgmopsvwB+m*w2*B +5*acgm2 +opsvB -ac*m2*w2*B +cgm2*opsvB* - ...
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Importing file as a string causes a puzzle

I generate simple txt file and import it as follows: a = Import["binary.txt"]; b = Import["binary.txt", "String"]. It appears then that lengths of imported strings ...
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Removing non-word characters in certain parts of a string

I would like to ask how I can remove non-word characters from a string, but only in certain cases. I have read this article, so I know how to get the words out of a string. My text is however a bit ...
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How to solve ArcSinh equation for many differents parameters?

I am totally stuck trying to solve the equation below (1/2) x Sqrt[1 + 4 a^2 x^2] + ArcSinh[2 a x]/(4 a) == d Where a and ...
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How do I remove single-character whitespace between words, leaving multiple, contiguous, whitespace characters unchanged?

In a string, I want to remove only the single-character whitespace between printing characters, leaving any multiple, contiguous, whitespace characters between printing characters unchanged? What is ...
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Generate a sequence of names such as a1, a2, a3 [duplicate]

How do I generate the sequency {disp1, disp2, disp3, ...}? I tried the following but it didn't give me what I expected: ...
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How to join two strings one of which is Subscript?

If I write this one str=Subscript["x","y"]; StringQ[str] False How can I get str as string?
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Finding relevant parts in XML document

My qyestion is about a XML document and finding parts of strings. test = Import["C:\\Users\\filename.xml", "XMLObject"] This gives the following output: ...
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1answer
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Transforming a nested list for textual output

Hello I have a data structure based on lists, with items, subitems and subsubitems, and I want to display a textual output with a description. ...
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Difference between double quotes

I have a notebook and I enter something like PlotLabel->"my label with dynamic number "<>ToString[strange] and I get errors like However, the double ...
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Graph showing valid English words obtained by insertion of single characters

I'd like the most efficient Mathematica code for making a formal tree graph whose nodes are valid English word strings (in DictionaryLookup[ ]) and directed links represent the relation 'insertion of ...
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1answer
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Conditional string replacement

I have a list of text and need to replace an element based on the text that appears in the element before it. Example of my list: ...
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1answer
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Convert matrix of strings to matrix of numbers [duplicate]

I have 101 files each with a lot of data. from C output. (.out files) I have imported them to Mathematica 9. However, Mathematica reads the data from each file as an element of a table. So I used ...
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How to define a function that counts the exponents

I want to define a function $F$ described as follows: The input of $F$ is a polynomial such as m*u*x^4*y + n*v*x^2*y^3 where $m$ and $n$ are constants, and ...
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text analysis: split document in seperated lines

For a text analysis I want to split a large document in seperated lines. Then I want to calculated for example the average number of words. A example of the document is the following: ...
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Retain or delete parts of textstring in tweets

For a twitter analysis I collected many tweets. For example: ...
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1answer
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Bug in Operator Form of StringCases

According to the documentation there's an operator form for StringCases ?StringCases Here is the normal form ...
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A femme is a wife is a Frau

As can be seen from LanguageData["Properties"] // Multicolumn Mathematica's translation capabilities seem to be very limited. It can translate month names, ...
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StringCases is Confused with Patterns in Version 10.0.1

I observed the following with StringCases when trying to use rules/patterns. Here is a screenshot of the behavior: Not only is the pattern highlighted in red, ...
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Splitting strings into letter keys and integers

I have strings of the following form: string = "ABC123DEFG456HI89UZXX1"; Letter keys of variable lengths are followed by (positive) integers. I want to get this ...
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Splitting a string into substrings of length 1 and 2

There is already a thread on how to split a string into equal sized chunks. I'm wanting to split a string into sets of substrings of length 1 and 2. For example, if I have the string "123456", my list ...
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1answer
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Understanding `Paste` and how to get a string from the Clipboard to use with `ImportString`

Trying to work on this question I got distracted by my first naive attempt of copying the data and then typing dat = ImportString[Paste[], "Table"] ...
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Splitting strings at lower case characters and numbers

I'm trying to split the strings of chemicals into their elements and numbers. See this example "Fe3O4" will be split into ...
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Isolating string characters

I have the following string: ...
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Converting a string into a nested list of strings

The following string can be converted easily into a list with ToExpression ...
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Simple string pattern crashes kernel

The following code crashes my Mathematica kernel (v9, MacOS): ...
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Is it possible to Compile the function with string argument?

As we can see from the Compile documentation, the typical arguments for Compile should be ...
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Unexpected behavior of rule-replacing with string concatenation [closed]

Here's the code. Clear[x,y,z]; {x,y,z} /. x_ :> ("^_^" <> ToString[x]) I get the result ^_^{x, y, z}, which is not ...
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Manipulate strings within a list

Let's say I have Solve[x^4 + 3 == 0, x] with output ...
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Problem with WordBoundary in string patterns

I am trying to extract from a string all words that end with "-man", but the problem is that WordBoundary does not seem to work as it returns whole string ignoring ...
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Question about Replacements and String Manipulations

I'm trying to get better at Mathematica and in the book I'm using (by Nancy Blachman) is the following question (which apparently was taken from another book: The Art and Science of C) which reads: ...
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1answer
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How to efficiently process pasted content from PDF

I had selected a matrix in a PDF file, and paste it onto my MMA notebook. Below is the exact copy-pasted content: ...
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Caesar's cipher

How can Caesar cipher be implemented? I want to use StringReplace but I don't know how to write the replacement rule to replace the characters with, say, the ...
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Dataset and string conversion, using Internal`StringToDouble

i'm trying to get familiar with the new Dataset-stuff in Mathematica 10. As it will (hopefully) provide some benefit for me, I have started to convert my app to move from list and list of rules to ...
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How do i import a list of files, choosing the name

I have this list of files, i'm using FileNames[{"*.txt"}, NotebookDirectory[]] to import it, but i just want the ones without inelastic on the name. How can i select just by the name? Thanks ...
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Table to text string [closed]

I know this is a simple question and there is a single command to do this but I have been looking for the command for 30+ minutes and cannot find it. I have a list that I want to put tabs between ...
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Can StringTemplate be extended to offer printf-like formatting capabilities?

Apparently, Mathematica has no real sprintf-equivalent (unlike any other high-level language known to man). This has been asked before, but I'm wondering if the new ...
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Positions of a string in a list [closed]

Sorry for the bad title..Didn't know how to describe this, feel free to change it to be more specific. I have a list in this form: ...
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StringCases: return list of outputs for each of several patterns

According to the documentation, StringCases[{s1, s2, ...}, p] returns {StringCases[s1, p], StringCases[s2, p], ...} but, ...
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ToExpression fails with long nested string expressions

Consider the following conversion from String to Mathematica Expression: ...
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String templating

I am pretty new to string processing in Mathematica. But I'm having some problems in doing simple string template filling to my mind elegantly. For example when doing export for my answer here, one of ...
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Using Table with arbitrary number of variables [closed]

Let $P=\{p_1,...p_n\}$. I would like a way to implent Table[Expression,{$p_1$,lim},{$p_2$,lim},...,{$p_n$,lim}] where n and lim are parameters defined by the user. Any ideas?
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importing a file with asterisk in its name (Linux machines)

I am trying to import a file: ...
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1answer
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Convert an expression's symbols of form a$x to a[x]

I want a function that takes expressions of the following form: a$x and converts them to a[x]. In particular, consider the ...