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

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How to replace a space by a comma

in this expression = "{1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8}", I want to replace each space by a comma , to get ...
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Finding quotations in a text

I actually deal with the problem of finding quotations (i.e. "this is a quotation") in larger texts of different languages, mostly German and English. Unfortunately there are several ways to fill text ...
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Insert or Remove randomly

I have a series of characters such as "ABCVABVCCAVB". I wish to randomly remove or insert character. I could make to remove case like deleting all A, or B,... but I wish to remove or insert only 1 ...
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Printing the name of variable in a list as a string [duplicate]

I have a list of objects MyList = {OII,IOI,OIO} where every object is a vector (the names are for ease of use, since they stand for 011, 101, 010). For example ...
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Joining strings in every third element in a list

How do I join a string to the first and every third element in the list? Example: list={1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9..} ={"string1",2,3,"string4",5,6,"string7",8,9..} I ...
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Backquote in string template?

I need to have backquotes in a StringTemplate. For example StringTemplate["``1``"][2] Returns ...
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How to add a `Style` string or `Hyperlink` in CloudDeploy?

There are two wrong code like this: The first problem is I want to put the red string to Title. ...
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Evaluation of BlankNullSequence inside StringReplace

I would like to replace the occurrence of "a(x)" and "b(x)" in a list with "a(x-na)" and ...
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How to change the word's color in string

The picture I load is my target: This is my code in mathematica ...
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Unescape Formatting in Strings [closed]

Mathematica has a dirty habit of sometimes escaping all the formatting in my strings when loading a .nb. I know this is inevitable for ...
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String Question [closed]

Consider: listOfScores = Import["http://www.handsonstart.com/ExampleDataScores.txt", "Data"] Which gives this output: ...
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Why Base64 ends with a newline? (\n)

Why everything converted to Base64 has a newline at the end? It isn't one of base characters, is it? ...
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Extract pattern from `StringExpression` [closed]

I want to extract a string that is book-ended by two strings. For example, given <em> This is emphasized </em>, I can find the whole string using a ...
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Difference between `StringJoin` and `StringExpression`

When does one need StringJoin as opposed to StringExpression? I don't know of an example where ...
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Cardinality of members of a list [closed]

I have to count all the words in a book. I need the cardinality (occurrence) of all the words. {{Table,30},{the,200},{apple29}, etc... I Splitted, and StringTrimed ...
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Grouping words by their differences

I'm a new guy here and I face a problem. I should pair the following words according to the rule: pair the words, that differ by max. 2 characters, like: ...
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add " for all member of the last (1 and -1 positions)

I have a small problem with a list. I did, that list={AA,BB,CC} and I wish to make it into the form of {"AA","BB","CC"}, but I cant insert ", because failing, I tried simply adding, or MapThreading, ...
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Where can I find documentation on use of special characters in templates?

I am new to Templates. I have seen the usage "\!\(\*StyleBox ...)" as here: disabling templates What does the string "!(*" accomplish and can I find some ...
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StringReverse question

I was thinking about how to make this with the StringReverse, but I failed: I have a sequence of (for example) "FDSRTYNHFNKHLIUHG", I wish to reverse, but randomly long sequence reversed from a ...
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Random character change in a random place

I would like to ask for help in a Random Replace of character. For example: ORANGE and change 1 character randomly (random place and random character from ORANGE) in it into any character of ORANGE, ...
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German Umlaut: how to forward through Run to the say command on OS X?

My aim is to make Mathematica speak out German words with Umlauts. I found a hint how to make use of a help function mySpeak that will forward a string to the say command and set the corresponding ...
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How to repeat a string?

I really can't find a way how to multiply (repeat) strings in Mathematica. How to write this shorter? ...
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1answer
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How to extract “this text” between specific characters: 1) this text 1)

I have a text file that has thousands of questions and blanks for the answer, like this: 1) This is the first question 1)______ 2) This is the second question 2)______ 3)... What I ...
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1answer
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Select date and time using string case

I did the following code to get data from a list: Partition[Flatten[StringCases[Flatten[del2], {__ ~~ ":" ~~ _ ~~ ($1___) ..} -> { $1}, Infinity], 2], 23] ...
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Prevent expression from evaluation in function when using `ToString `

I defined function fhold Clear[fhold] SetAttributes[fhold, HoldAll] fhold[para_List] := ToString[para]; What I want is that ...
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Permute list of strings

Say I have a list of strings like slist={"apple","123","Car"} What I want is a list of all permutations of slist. The result ...
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Using strings in defining rules

I am very new using Mathematica and I would like to define a rule of replacement which operates as below, keeping freedom for what concern the pre-factors that can appear in the equation: $$e^{\pm ix} ...
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1answer
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Replace punctuation marks in strings with spaces

I have a list of strings. Some of them contain commas, single quotes, etc. Is there a quick way to replace those characters by blanks? My list looks something like this: ...
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How to transform data in character form into a sensible form?

I have a data output from a device in a form of a string. I need to transform it into such a form that I can work with it, such as plot columns with respect to one another and such. After a apply ...
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How remove specified substring and everything after it to the end of a string?

If I have, say, the string, txt = "now is the time for all (good) men" then I want to remove the substring beginning with "for" and ending at the end of the ...
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SimilarityRules for SequenceAlignment of two lists

I am trying to use the SimilarityRules option of SequenceAlignment to customize its output. This works perfectly for strings, ...
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Regular expression help for arecord command output

How do I get the card number and device number alone from this string by using a regular expression to parse it? Here's the string ...
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Why was StringRepeat designed so that StringRepeat[s, 0] throws an error?

I'm wondering about the rationale behind the design decision that leads to the following expression throwing an error: ...
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How can I use words/letters as pixels in an image?

I'd like to take the text of a novel or whatever and arrange it in a way that forms an image. Essentially recreating these works from Postertext. . I'm mostly looking for ideas regarding a ...
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1answer
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Whitespace is lost during MathML -> XMLElement conversion

ImportString["<mtext> </mtext>", {"MathML", "XMLElement"} ] XMLElement["mtext",{},{}] while I'd expect: ...
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How to implement the for loop to replace text strings or texts?

I wonder define a bunch variables named like $X_1$, $X_2$, $...$, $X_n$. Is there some smart way to declare them instead of by pure typing. One trick I can image is to use the for loop,...
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How to make an Histogram where the data are strings? [duplicate]

Histogram[{3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1}] works great to give you an histogram in which mathematica counts the occurence of each number and makes the plot. Is there a ...
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Converting set of characters into numbers using list of replacement rules

I am trying to convert a text, as an example "aaaa" into a set of numbers as defined in a list of replacement rules, for example letterstonum . letterstonum takes in letters a to z and returns the ...
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How can I construct a string pattern from a list of patterns? [duplicate]

Is it possible to construct a string pattern from a list of strings? ...
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Highlighting pattern strings in a large text

I would like to apply Style to strings that are matched, for example, with one or more specified patterns or regular expressions, a string or a list of both, ...
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Braces in pattern with Cases function

Here's my problem: I've got a JSON-formatted response and want to match some variables over the response. I'm doing it using Cases: ...
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Printing every other line from input text

I am trying to do some text manipulation in Mathematica. After importing a text file (in.txt) as a string, how would you then output every other line? In the ...
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1answer
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Having trouble modifying entry in a list

Hi, I am trying to create a small repository by entering three things as a list of string, namely the asp, sequence and description. The trouble that I am facing is that while I am manually ...
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How to get string representation of boxes in v10.2?

In Mathematica versions up to 10.1 we could get string representation of given boxes by passing them to ToString with InputForm: ...
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Manipulating strings containing backslash

I'm trying to implement some code that downloads files from some webpages. I am using the built-in functions Import and ...
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Avoiding misconversion of data with ToExpression function [closed]

I've got a list of data with the following structure which can be easily converted To expresion by some manipulation such as ...
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Keep leading/trailing zeroes (like Defer except with numbers) in a given number

I'm trying to write a function that counts the number of significant figures a given number has so I can ensure my calculations are rounded correctly; however, I am having a lot of trouble preventing ...
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Finding all of the words containing certain letters

Is there a fast method to find all of the words containing the letters: {a, e, i, o, u, y}? I created an algorithm, but it takes more than 11 seconds to find all of ...
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Using parenthesized Regex backreferences in StringReplace

(I am sorry for my poor English,I'll try to use a simple sentence to convey me.) I can use StringCases to get the target to change like this ...
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Detect Mathematica operators eg. \[CircleTimes] in strings

I'm trying to detect all Mathematica operators/symbols (eg. [CircleTimes], [Colon], etc.) in strings so I can replace them with something else, how can I achieve that?