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

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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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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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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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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. ...
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Removing non-word characters in certain parts of a string

I would like to ask how I can remove non-word characters from a string, but only in certain cases. I have read this article, so I know how to get the words out of a string. My text is however a bit ...
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Importing file as a string causes a puzzle

I generate simple txt file and import it as follows: a = Import["binary.txt"]; b = Import["binary.txt", "String"]. It appears then that lengths of imported strings ...
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How to solve ArcSinh equation for many differents parameters?

I am totally stuck trying to solve the equation below (1/2) x Sqrt[1 + 4 a^2 x^2] + ArcSinh[2 a x]/(4 a) == d Where a and ...
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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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How do I remove single-character whitespace between words, leaving multiple, contiguous, whitespace characters unchanged?

In a string, I want to remove only the single-character whitespace between printing characters, leaving any multiple, contiguous, whitespace characters between printing characters unchanged? What is ...
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Difference between double quotes

I have a notebook and I enter something like PlotLabel->"my label with dynamic number "<>ToString[strange] and I get errors like However, the double ...
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Generate a sequence of names such as a1, a2, a3 [duplicate]

How do I generate the sequency {disp1, disp2, disp3, ...}? I tried the following but it didn't give me what I expected: ...
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How to join two strings one of which is Subscript? [duplicate]

If I write this one str=Subscript["x","y"]; StringQ[str] False How can I get str as string?
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Graph showing valid English words obtained by insertion of single characters

I'd like the most efficient Mathematica code for making a formal tree graph whose nodes are valid English word strings (in DictionaryLookup[ ]) and directed links represent the relation 'insertion of ...
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Transforming a nested list for textual output

Hello I have a data structure based on lists, with items, subitems and subsubitems, and I want to display a textual output with a description. ...
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Conditional string replacement

I have a list of text and need to replace an element based on the text that appears in the element before it. Example of my list: ...
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How to define a function that counts the exponents

I want to define a function $F$ described as follows: The input of $F$ is a polynomial such as m*u*x^4*y + n*v*x^2*y^3 where $m$ and $n$ are constants, and ...
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Convert matrix of strings to matrix of numbers [duplicate]

I have 101 files each with a lot of data. from C output. (.out files) I have imported them to Mathematica 9. However, Mathematica reads the data from each file as an element of a table. So I used ...
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text analysis: split document in seperated lines

For a text analysis I want to split a large document in seperated lines. Then I want to calculated for example the average number of words. A example of the document is the following: ...
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Retain or delete parts of textstring in tweets

For a twitter analysis I collected many tweets. For example: ...
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A femme is a wife is a Frau

As can be seen from LanguageData["Properties"] // Multicolumn Mathematica's translation capabilities seem to be very limited. It can translate month names, ...
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Splitting strings into letter keys and integers

I have strings of the following form: string = "ABC123DEFG456HI89UZXX1"; Letter keys of variable lengths are followed by (positive) integers. I want to get this ...
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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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Splitting a string into substrings of length 1 and 2

There is already a thread on how to split a string into equal sized chunks. I'm wanting to split a string into sets of substrings of length 1 and 2. For example, if I have the string "123456", my list ...
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Unicode-aware string functions?

I've recently discovered that ToUpperCase is quite unreliable on non-ASCII input: ...
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Sorting an Array with words in different languages

Array consists of words of different languages. I need to sort elements in reverse alphabetical order and make a list of elements, which consist of english letters. Example of array which consist of ...
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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: ...