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

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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

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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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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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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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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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 [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: ...
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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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2answers
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Using Table with arbitrary number of variables [duplicate]

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 ...
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How to parse information contained in a file name

I have a set of files containing my data, and the file-names contain relevant information that I would like to extract. What I have is: ...
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Convert a string into a list of numbers

I got the following problem I don't know how to solve or if it's at all possible to solve(I'm quite new to Mathematica and don't have an IT background, so please explain slowly if possible:)) I'm ...
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Converting strings of the form “1.34e5” to real numbers? [duplicate]

ToExpresssion doesn't understand real numbers of the form "1.34e5". How do I convert the string ...
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2answers
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how to take some parts of String with certain pattern

I have the large number of files in which the file's names follow certain pattern. for example here are names of two files ...
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Find names similar to a given name in a large data set

I'm trying to find a 'similar' name to every item in a list ...
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Importing Data and Devoting Their Names to Them

There are some files in a directory. I have used of SetDiroctory to access all of them. SetDirectory["C:\\Users\\SE7EN\\Desktop\\mathematica\\test"]; I can visit ...
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CSS Selectors for Symbolic XML

Symbolic XML is a convenient way of managing XML in Mathematica, at least for casual use or small tasks. Here and elsewhere you can find examples of XML handling in Mathematica, including XSLT/XPath ...
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Alternative to Except in StringExpression when using StringMatchQ

According to this answer and the documentation for StringExpression, Except can only be used in StringExpression for classes of ...
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How would I take a variable from a string and reassign its value? [duplicate]

If I have string={a,b,c}, where a=1, b=2, and c=3, how would I reassign a value to variable "a" without directly typing a = _? If I type string[[1]], the out put is "1". How would I generate the ...
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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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Converting unevaluated lists to strings

I have a list like l = {2 - 3, 12 - 4, Times, aab} I want to end up with {"2-3", "12-4", "Times", "aab"} I have tried ...
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1answer
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Selectively converting numerical strings to expressions

I have a list of strings representing different types of data ...
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Treat strings as variables?

I have a list of strings, {"x1", "x2", "x3", "x4"} And a list of linear equations: ...
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StringCount in Mathematica

StringCount["one letters three letters letters one letters letters three letters", "one" ~~ __ ~~ "three"] gives 1 because ...
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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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StringExpression: pattern reapeted one or more times matches pattern repeated zero times

I try to construct patterns using Riffle and Except StringExpression@Riffle[{"a", "b", "c"}, Except[{"=", ","}] ..] and expect it to match "a_b_c", but not ...
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Converting string representation of boxes into explicit boxes

It is very easy and convenient to write textual labels as Strings in the WYSIWYG mode. For example, I define a short form describing a linear model: ...
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StringReplace, ReplaceAll and Rule interact in a bizarre way

I have the following pair of things: ClearAll[foo, labeledFoo]; labeledFoo = {"FooBarBazQuux", foo}; This works like you'd expect: ...
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1answer
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Generating the set of all strings within a fixed edit distance of a initial string?

Provided a starting string initialString, and a particular alphabet of allowed characters {"A","B","C","D","E",...}, how can I ...
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Finding all instances of length $N$ common subwords in two strings

Given a pair of strings, I'd like to return a list of all common subwords of a fixed length of "n" characters (i.e. contiguous subwords of length "n" that occur in both strings), allowing for ...
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What string pattern will match $n$ contiguous characters drawn from a given alphabet?

I'd like to use StringCount to count the number of subwords in a string that have the form **** where ...
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Read in bezier curve from svg file

I am trying to do some calculation of some svg file,After read in with Import["filename","XML"]and some easy operation, I can get the string of the bezier curve, ...
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Counting the number of instances of one sub-string within a given string within a lower- and upper-bound gap of a second sub-string

Please consider the situation where I give you a list where entries are drawn from a fixed set of characters: ...
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How can I get precise frame rates in dynamic?

I've been the Spritz sdk in my ios apps, and I love it. For funsies I wanted to see how much less code a mathematica version would take! Using dynamic I get a nice result, shown below in code. ...
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Programming paradigm change

I'm new to Mathematica, I've been learning by myself, and, being a Java developer for some time, it makes it hard to adapt. I've tried to solve a Reddit challenge, and I came up with this solution: ...
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1answer
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Reversibly abstracting a list of strings as a graph object where vertices represent strings and edge connect pairs of strings based on various tests

Imagine I provide you a list of arbitrary strings, say: Map[StringJoin, Tuples[{"0", "1", "2"}, 4]]. I'd like to abstract these strings as a graph object in ...
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String formatting

I have the following string: "174,861.00 ( 4,053.52) 206,850.48 118.29 ( 31,989.48)" Parentheses stand for negative numbers. I will like to get ...
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How do I use wildcard characters with StringTake?

Say I'd like to pick substrings from some string such that these substrings have the pattern @@@q@@@, where @ is used here as a ...
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Decomposing a large text file, with alternating headers and text, into an array of headers and an array of text segments

I have a very large text file, test.txt, in the following format: ...
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Importing a Base64 encoded string

everyone, I'm handling some paragraphs enconded with Base64 from CSV file format. The problem is that Mathematica can't decode it. It seems Mathematica Encode/Decode their own Base64. I'm thinking ...