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

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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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How to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string

The following examples only work for the first character of the whole string, but not of words. ...
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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 running ...
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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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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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How can I mix the behaviors of StringReplace and ReplaceAll in a single rule?

I'm trying to take a list of the form { {"65 + 3 months", 75}, {"65 + 4 months", 75.1} }, and transform the string part to a number such as 65.25 or 65.333, ...
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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 relevant parts in XML document

My question 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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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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Recurrence relation for multivariate polynomials

I am trying to define a function which recursively computes a polynomial associated to every binary string: ComputePoly[s_]:=(** Recurse on the string s**) For ...
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How to reference StringExpression named parts from a package without full Context path?

I have a long StringExpression in a package returned by a function. There are some named parts in the expression that I would like to reference when I use the ...
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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?
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FromDigits gives “not a list of digits” error for integer string in StringExpression rule of StringCases

I have large StringExpression that is used in StringCases. Some of the parts being pulled out are integer strings. These pull ...
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ToExpression and Fortran notation

ToExpression["9.0E-03"] interprets the string as 9*e - 3 instead of what I am expecting: ...
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How to strip all formatting from a string and convert it to plain text?

The documentation on String states: But if I try to perform some manipulations on this string, for example, take 2 words from the left, I get some shards of ...
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Strange Error on Fresh Kernel (10.2)

Bug introduced in 10.1 I wrote a helper function to format real numbers in a certain format for writing .dbf files here. It relies on a new function to 10.1 - ...
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Escaping multiline strings in Mathematica

I want to assign long multi-line strings in Mathematica. Is there a way of delineating a block without having to escape each instance of '"' with '\"' and each line ending with '\'? i.e. In other ...
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Problem displaying uppercase “I” in a string [duplicate]

It seems that Mathematica reserves the capital i, I, for the imaginary unit. I have the following expression: expr = a.b + II ...
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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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Shorter shorthand for StringJoin[]?

As a minimal working example: myString="some words"; myString=myString<>"more words"; Is there a shorter way to tell Mathematica that I want to "tack on" ...
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Simple string pattern crashes kernel

Bug introduced in 6.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0 The following code crashes my Mathematica kernel (v9, MacOS): ...
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StringCases is Confused with Patterns in Version 10.0.1

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 and fixed in 10.0.2 I observed the following with StringCases when trying to use rules/patterns. Here is a screenshot of the behavior: ...
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Convert array from {{…}} to “[[…]]”

I have made this function: conv01 = Map["["<>StringJoin@@Riffle[#,","]<>"]"&,Map[ToString,#,{2}],{0,1}]& to convert: ...
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Using Probability for n-gram string queries

I want to use Probability to ask questions on strings like "what's the probability of the occurrence of the trigram 'the' conditioned on the occurence of the digram 'th'?" This doesn't work. I ...
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How to change the font color of a variable in whole input cell

I want to track the occurrence of a particular variable in a code. So the idea is to change its color. Usually I do it in a crude way - convert the code into text and then use ...
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Why is TextString[-0.5] a positive number?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and 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 ...
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How to define a function `deriv[f[x]]` such that its output is an unevaluated expression `fx=D[f[x],x]`?

I want to define a function deriv[f_[x_]] such that when I run deriv[f[x]], the output is an unevaluated expression ...
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String-manipulation bugs in v10.1

Fixed as of 2015-04-06 via paclet update. The new version 10.1 has introduced some strange (possibly buggy) behaviour compared to v10.0: ...
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How to extract part of association?

Considering an association: asc = <|"a"->1, "b"->2, "c"-><|"e"->3, "c"->4|>, "d"->5, "e"->6, "f"-><|"g"->7|>|> How ...
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Usage of StringTemplate

The documentation for StringTemplate has the following example ...
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Export XMLElements with MathML contents

Setup Here's my mathML expression: mathML = ExportString[1/2, "MathML"] ...
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Decode a text which is encoded with UTF-8

I would like to decode a text which is encode with UTF-8. My code is here : ...
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Sort Unicode characters

Sorting ASCII phrases works fine: Sort[{"albatrob", "abo", "dict", "star", "mangel", "m"}] (*{"abo", "albatrob", "dict", "m", "mangel", "star"}*) But unless I'm ...
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A possible bug about WordCharacter on CJK characters

According to the documentation of WordCharacter: WordCharacter matches any character for which either LetterQ or DigitQ yields True. However, the results of the following code seem not ...
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How can I name to a saved file with the numerical values of some specific parameters? [duplicate]

I'm using some parameters to determine the elements of a list. I want to save this list with DumpSave, but I need to name it with its parameters. For example, I use the following parameters ...
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How to insert a character in a string with condition?

Considering we have a string: str = "1a 789 4/7 123/7 asff %$#7 478 9/4" How can I insert "/1" for the numbers that are ...
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StringJoin Dynamic problem [duplicate]

My goal is to import a XML file from the site fueleconomy.gov to get a list of cars dependent on the year given as the user input . Here is the code: ...
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Use functions to call a named object [duplicate]

Now I have several interpolation functions called x30, x50, z30, z50...... I wish to write a function to call these function by inputing x or z and numbers automatically, and assign a argument x to ...
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Mathematica equivalent to Python long raw strings? handling escape characters in packages

I'd like to write the following in plain text .m file in Mathematica, without having to double escape all the Latex commands: ...
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String quotes elimination

I'm trying to import a .csv file that contains some points which are geo-positions, but the import gives me the points wrapped in quotes. Is there any method to get them as pairs of real numbers? I'm ...
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How to parse fraction to a number?

Considering a fraction: val = "F \!\(\*FractionBox[\(1\), \(1\)]\)"; I extract the part of interest: ...
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Positions of a string in a list [duplicate]

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: list = {"a(0)", "a(1)", "a(2)"} ...
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How to rationalize real number in string?

Considering we have: in = "F 18/10" How can I make this to be: Thanks!
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how to concatenate a list of a list of strings

I have two lists of lists, La and Lb that I want to concatenate so that every element of a list n in La is concatenated with the corresponding element of list n in Lb. For example: La = {{P, O, O, O}...
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Input a non-string input — output as a string

I am trying to create a function that needs to transform its input into a string. The objective is to transform a $\LaTeX$ mathematical expression into an executable Mathematica expression. ...
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How to delete blank valued keys from nested association?

Considering we have: acs = <|"A" -> <|"a" -> " ", "aa" -> "asd"|>, "B" -> <|"bb" -> " "|>|> How can we come to have a result ...
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How I can count multiplications in an experssion?

Next task to complete: Count *-symbol in such expression as a + s^2*b - c/y + o^3 + n*m*u (in this case count of ...
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String matching balanced pairs of braces

I am trying to extract from a string in Mathematica all instances of \newcommand{ABC}{DEF} Where ABC and ...
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How can I convert a fraction to a string that can be used in a file name?

I want add an index to the file names of my exported images, so I'm using ToString. But I have a problem when my index is a fraction, because then the generated ...