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

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How do I make a single character bold?

I have a string of characters, like "CDABOZPVRYXSWQEGNILUTHMKJF" and want to convert it to a string in which the character at position ...
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Using StringReplace to make file names

Often I'm making many plots for different values of parameters. Each plot has a nice PlotLabel with superscripts, subscripts and some special characters. I would ...
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Swap first and last names in a list

Edited to fix an inconsistency in the given example data format. I'm trying to write a simple function to load in a csv list of names which is formatted as "Lastname Firstname Initial " and ...
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Replace with position and order number

question conversion1 : Convert "[AA]AB[AA]BB[AA]B[AA]CCC" to "[A1A2]A3B1[A4A5]B2B3[A6A7]B4[A8A9]CCC" conversion2 : Convert ...
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Are all of the numbers in my file legitimate hex numbers

I have about 10,000 hexadecimal numbers (32 digits each) in an excel file, in one column. I want to verify that all of them are indeed hexadecimal number and that no other characters are present. My ...
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Is there a manual way to generate a string of zeroes with a 2 at the end?

How do I get mathematica to display 33141015 zeroes and a 2 I've tried using 2*10^-33141016 but it just gives me scientific notation Is there a manual way to generate a string that looks like ...
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Regular expression too large problem

pattern = Names["*"]; StringMatchQ["Bold", pattern[[1 ;; -1 ;; 2]]] (* True *) StringMatchQ["Bold", pattern] Error Information: ...
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Optimizing alphametrics code

First of all, thank you all in this great community. I have been reading a lot of threads about Mathematica optimization learning things like using Compile ...
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Using the string Match with options! [duplicate]

Here is what I want to do: I have a list of strings for example s={"red carpet","red box","black carpet","black box"} I want to use something like ...
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NotebookFind and String Pattern Expressions

Is there a way that NotebookFind can be used to match string pattern expressions rather than just strings? The documentation for ...
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How can I improve NumberString?

I would like to test strings to see if they represent numbers. This should include number representations with precision marks and scientific notation. NumberString ...
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Is the use of StringTemplate with a styled string documented behavior?

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that StringTemplate appears to work with styled (formatted) strings, with the style of the slots applied to the inserted ...
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How to efficiently find parts of a string with beginning and ending specified?

I'm trying to find specific URL addresses from a html document. The addresses can be found between the strings "href=\"" and "\" class=\"listing". The problem is not including strings like this: ...
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How to express an integer number in English words?

How do I convert a number to a readable string? I would like to implement a function, inWords[], inWords[n_]:= ? which ...
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Convert recursive RegularExpression to StringExpression?

Consider the following expression for matching balanced brackets: ...
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Why doesn't ToString work in ReplaceAll? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use ReplaceAll in a subscript. However, it doesn't seem to work as expected if I want to use the output the subscript in a ...
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Strings with exclamation marks in Mathematica [duplicate]

Given this input FullForm[ToString[TraditionalForm[x]]] Mathematica outputs "\!\(TraditionalForm\`x\)" It seems like ...
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Limit characters/digits entered into InputField

When using InputField, whether setting the input type as a Number or String, is there a way ...
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Finding all sublists or substrings of a given list/string

Given a list or string, how do I get a list of all (contiguous) sublists/substrings? The order is not important. Example for lists: ...
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Exctrating data information from a file.txt

I really did previous long search in the site and I couldn't find any answer that might help me. So I am asking it. I have the following data set, ...
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How to convert expression with Subscript to string

I've tried ToString[], but it doesn't work properly with subscripts: How to convert expr with subscript to string with exactly the same FullForm that "expr" has?
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Parsing string with nested information

I am trying to parse a string, but I have no idea how to solve the following problem ...
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Decimal-to-ASCII conversion

I have to write a program that converts a number (decimal notation) to an ASCII string. For example, x = 26728 (or 0x6868) and the string is "hh". I wrote this, but it seems that it is not the ...
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Geodesy without units?

Suppose I'm interested in the latitude of Los Angeles and I do the following: ...
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Data file organized in strings

I am working in a data set : The original question, They are strings of thousands stars,and each one contains a lot of parameters, and the following item is called identifies, they are the names ...
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LetterCharacter for Cyrillic symbols

Why does the code StringMatchQ["ы", LetterCharacter] return False? Probably because: ...
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Unexpected result from StringReplace

The following works as expected. StringReplace["xxxyxz", "x" ~~ _ -> "ww"] "wwwwww" And so does this. ...
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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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Error when converting a string involving superscript after closing square bracket using ToExpression

I would like to store a piece of code in the form of a string, make some string transformation to it and get the new code evaluated using ToExpression. Everything works just fine but one: if there is ...
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Why is TextString[-0.5] a positive number?

Fixed in 10.0.2 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 ...
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how to extract the string using regular expressions

I have the list : a1 = {"struct name1 {","struct name2{","struct name3{","struct name4{", "struct name5{","struct lastStruct{"} I tried to extract the ...
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how to make a recursive function to analyse this file

I am stuck at this problem beginning We assume we have keyword k, and the structure in the file: file.txt ...
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How can I automatically name files being exported based on input parameters

I have Mathematica notebook that performs some operation say a=2 b=3 c=5 d=4 how do I set the output file after evaluation to be named using the values ...
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Find item in a big list that contains a specific string [closed]

I have a huge list with 17,576 (=26^3) items in it. All items consist of a long string of text about 1,200 or so characters long. These strings were all generated ...
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Creat a global variable from an argument and being able to use it as a numeric input

I want something like this: myfun[j_]:=Block[ {ans}, ans = Range[j]; "phi"<>ToString[j] = Total[ans]; ]; The procedure is just an illustrative ...
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TraditionalForm for PlotLabel with a parameter

This is a simple variation/spin off of this question, but I am having trouble. In the second example in the original question, I'm trying to get the $a=$ in the ...
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Why is StringExpression faster than RegularExpression?

Edit: as noted by Albert Retey the performance difference is only seen when sub expression extraction is performed. If this test is used below the timings are similar: ...
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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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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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Grabbing a number of characters around a string pattern

If I have some string data: text = StringTake[ExampleData[{"Text", "DeclarationOfIndependence"}], 400] "When in the Course of human events, it becomes ...
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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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How do you convert a string containing a number in C scientific notation to a Mathematica number?

Suppose I have a string containing the C-representation of a floating point number, for example s = "1.23e-5" and I want to convert this to a Mathematica number. ...