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

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Explicit asterisk or @ sign in string patterns

What string pattern will match an explicit asterisk (*) or at-sign (@)? The obvious example, StringMatchQ["*", "\*"], returns ...
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A simple StringCases problem

Given this text: text1 = " A Vitamin D Deficiency (ICD-9-CM 268.9) (ICD-9-CM 268.9) 09/11/2015 01 "; Yes, the ICD code values are duplicates- possibly but ...
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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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What is the fastest way to count square-free words?

Background A word is a string of letters in an alphabet. A square-free word has no adjacent repeating substring. For example, (in the ternary alphabet of {0,1,2}) the words 00, 012121, and 0212012021 ...
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Find the position of a string element, knowing only part of the string

I have a list, e.g.: list = {1, 2, 3, "Element 1", 4, 5, "Element 2", "Something else 1", "etcetera"} Now, I want all elements starting with ...
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How does `LongestCommonSubsequence` work?

When I recently came across this posting about LongestCommonSubsequence I was curious about how the function worked. ...
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String replacement to make the TeXForm output beautiful

This question is inspired by this question: How to convert the symbol $d$ in Integrate into $\mathrm{d}$?. Although it’s not a big problem, the TeXForm can be ...
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How to highlight a string pattern? [duplicate]

This is an example in the help pages (Working with patterns: Highlight Patterns): ...
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Mathematica equivalent of regex '\w{2,3}'

It beats me to write the Mathematica pattern equivalent to the regex: \w{2,3} Any ideas?
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Visualizing the difference between two sequences (strings)

I'm trying to develop a way of comparing two sequences (probably originally text, such as text writing or source code, possibly converted to lists). As a familiar example, consider the revisions ...
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Image processing - How can I apply an operation to several images at once?

I imported pictures into Mathematica, and used names for them that follow the easy scheme "name" string joined with an integer, ranging from 14 to 20. Printing these images on screen works nicely: ...
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help with StringJoin [duplicate]

dollarWon := 100 "(" <> Style["$" <> ToString[dollarWon], If[dollarWon >= 0, Darker[Green], Red]] <> ")" I am getting an error: String ...
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How to count words in a Greek text

I want to perform a simple analysis of some Greek text: collect the different words used and count their frequency. It seems that some of the built-in commands do not work well with Greek letters. For ...
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How to convert TableForm to proper LaTex and why is “\” not replaced by StringReplace?

I'm trying to optimize the teXForm output of a table because the standard output ist not satisfying: ...
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Rearranging a Polynomial

In Mathematica 8.04 on Windows, I want to display a formula in standard textbook format. The formula is the variance of an $N$-security portfolio. For two securities it is: ...
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How to remove accents from text?

I would like to know how I can remove accents from a string. For example, how can I transform "string test áéíóú" into ...
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Parameters in plot titles

My issue is how to mix strings with variables, specifically in the context of PlotLabel: I can put a string as my plot title, and I can also put a variable as a ...
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Unencoding encoded URLs in a function

Is there a built-in function for decoding encoded URLs in Mathematica? I would like to convert an encoded URL, for example ...
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Haiku Extractor

Inspired by the cool Tumblr Haiku Times that searches for accidental haiku in New York Times articles, I tried my hand at implementing such a search in Mathematica for my own text samples. I'm still ...
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Finding strings in Web Code [duplicate]

I haven't found an answer that solves my problem, although I think it's actually a simple one. It seems hard to me because I don't have a lot of experience with string patterns. I have a Web Code ...
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Construct file names using a number and a string prefix [duplicate]

I'm trying to append filenames with Mathematica, and cannot do it. The output of my calculation are two lists : X and Y, ...
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how can i convert data into string format? [duplicate]

I have nested-lists in number format,like data={{1,2,3},{2,{3,4,50}},{4,5,6},{3,{3,{5,6}}}} I want to convert each number into ...
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Extracting text from cells, preserving non-ASCII characters

Consider the following setup, based on this answer by WReach: ...
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How do I construct a “named character” programmatically?

Why am I getting the error Syntax::sntunc: Unicode longname in the string is unterminated. from the following? ...
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Where can I take a pool of words from?

Dear Community members, I am thinking about an interactive machine to teach a school child to write difficult words correctly. As a first step I need a collection of words. I will select a pool of ...
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Why do I get two different results from StringLength?

I spent a reasonable amount of time to find the origin of an error in a larger code segment. ...
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Partition string into chunks

This seems like it should be trivial, but how do I partition a string into length n substrings? I can of course write something like ...
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How to extract a consecutive list of substring from a string?

Given a list of strings: data = { "2894;Hot Pink;53:09:44;1449714", "17456;Dark Cyan;19:06:42;6929227", "5147;Lime;54:11:55;5247632" } (Words are separated by ...
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What pattern will match accented letters in a regular expression?

How should I modify the following such that the accented letter É is matched and the expression returns True? ...
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Concatenate strings from different levels of list

After a lot of trouble I've finally come pretty close to what I want to do. I now have a list that looks like this: ...
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Confused behavior using Dispatch to sort one list relative to another

I have a need to sort the entries of one list into the same sequence as the entries in a reference list. Because I have rather large lists involving strings, I'm trying to use Dispatch to accomplish ...
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Renaming files of form FileName(i).csv to NewNamej(k).csv where j increments and k resets to 1 when there is a jump in i?

Edit up top: The accepted answer works splendidly except I had to add //ToExpression to the end of the definition of ns given by ...
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Convenient string manipulation

With Mathematica I always feel that strings are "second class citizens." Compared to a language such as PERL one must juggle a lot of code to accomplish the same task. The available functionality is ...
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Splitting a list by specifying section headers

I have a list of strings called mylist: mylist = {"[a]", "a", "a", "[b]", "b", "b", "[ c ]", "c", "c"}; I would like to split ...
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Unicode beyond Basic Multilingual Plane

String manipulation takes a dive when characters beyond \:FFFF are used e.g. Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols. The characters display fine but doing string ...
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How can I know if a pattern corresponds to a string pattern?

What would be the best way to detect if a pattern corresponds to a string pattern ? An invalid string pattern p would lead to an error in ...
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Mathematica Typing Effect

Here is a Typing Effect in javascript. I could only implement a very simple one: ...
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Strange behavior of DateList when converting string

DateList experiences some strange behavior which i cannot explain. This code works fine: ...
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How to import all files of a folder at once?

I know how to import one textfile by calling its name filestring = Import["myfile.tex", "Text"]; Then "filestring" is a string with the myfile content. How do ...
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convert long string to integer list

at first, i would like to thank all the people here. i'm working with mathematica for half a year now and always found great advice and tricks. now, i came up with a problem i couldn't find a ...
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Import[] exception possibly caused by ToString[] behaviour which I cannot explain

Let me just start by pointing out I'm a new StackExchange user as well as a new Mathematica user (started today!) I mention this as a context to my ineptitude :) I am attempting to read through a ...
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WordBoundary issue in StringReplace

Why does the following StringReplace pattern match: ...
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ToString in a function

f[x2_] = ToExpression[StringTake[ToString[x2], -1]] x2; f[a3] (*Out: 2 a3*) I expected the output to be 3 a3, but apparently ...
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Split string into sub-strings of length n [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Partition string into chunks How can I split a string into sub strings of length n? For example I have a string "ABCDEabcde1234" ...
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Convert a string to hex number?

How can I convert a string containing a hex number such as "6b" to a hex digit that mathematica can use to do math with? I have tried using ...
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Importing and manipulating strings - time data

I have a list of time durations, which are strings of the form: "hh:mm:ss". Here's a sample for you to play with: ...
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How to join two Style[]d strings

Does anyone know whether it is possible to combine\join two styled strings? That is, while the following code works fine: omega = "text"; omega<>omega ...
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Looking for “Longest Common Substring” solution

I'm looking for robust code to solve the "Longest Common Substring" problem. I can just code it up from that description, but I'd thought I'd ask here, first, in case someone knows of an ...
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Converting a string containing whitespace-delimited numbers to a list of numbers

Suppose I have a string str that contains only whitespace-delimited real numbers: ...