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

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Strange behavior of StringReplace, same expression evaluated differently

I have two expressions which are exactly same: StringReplace["in the next few days", {"in" -> "ffdsf"}] and ...
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Shortest[] didn't work for StringReplace for shortest consistent match if whiteSpace involved [duplicate]

This is a problem related to How to use StringReplace "from bottom to global"? The answer of @J.M. works well for "<...>" styles : ...
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StringSplit on comma but ignore commas in quotes [on hold]

I'm importing CSV files and some of the fields include quoted text with commas as part of the field, rather than as a field separator. What is the syntax (or alternative method entirely) to import ...
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Parsing/validating CAS registry number identifiers

Mathematica includes a lot of curated information on molecular structure and properties available through ChemicalData and ...
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How to use Write[stream, expression] without automatic addition of next line character

I am writing a C code for solving a big set of differential equations. I am trying to use Mathematica to export some of the long expressions to C. I would like to know how I could use Write[stream, ...
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How to implement search patterns and take into account language statistics?

Patterns in Mathematica I struggle some with patterns while trying to extract words out of large texts. Let us say that I have a long text (Strindberg) that we can call ...
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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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Generating a list of file names

I have set of files in the format 20160615-1-0.asc, 20160615-2-0.asc,... 20160615-5-0.asc etc. The following commands can List the file names at once which can be used to import later. ...
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Non-commutative concatenation of strings, keeping strings separate

I'm using strings as symbolic notation for non-commutative linear algebra and need to be able to concatenate without losing ordering and without combining the strings (in order to apply rules I've ...
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Error when combining Except, “*” and an additional character

Bug introduced in 5 or earlier and persists through 10.4.1 Anyone knows why ...
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Position and string patterns

I am trying to get Position work with patterns. I have the following code: ...
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Need help with making an interactive 3D plot

My main problem is to generate a manipulatable 3D plot, combining three functions and two of those functions depend on another variable Theta (which shall be the manipulateable variable). To explain ...
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Delete all strings that are prefixes of another string

I have a long list of strings and I'm trying to find a more efficient way of removing those elements that are prefixes of another: ...
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Count words and letters by using LetterCounts and WordCount

How can I count letters and words in the following "text", by using LetterCounts and WordCount? ...
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Getting “string expected” error when using the TIDES package

TIDES is a package that approximates ODEs using a Taylor series method (You can download it from https://sourceforge.net/projects/tidesodes/ ). First I call the package: ...
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Turn binary number into string of words [closed]

I don't actually have any code for this, as I have no real idea how to do it. I have a large binary number combination that I know turns into some sort of string. How would I go about translating it?
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How to replace a space by a comma

in this expression = "{1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8}", I want to replace each space by a comma , to get ...
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insert comma between numbers [duplicate]

I have the following numbers rows and I want to insert a comma between the numbers? 6 7 9 51 64 68 79 102 116 128 148 155 184 202 273 283 292 1 7 8 10 52 65 69 80 103 117 129 149 ...
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Searching a phrase in all *.nb files

I have so many *.nb files in a folder. In one of them I have written a phrase, unfortunately I cannot remember that file. I am searching about it and the file in ...
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Replace non-zero elements with symbol

I have a very large matrix (tensor) in Mathematica with some zero and non-zero elements. I am interested in replacing the non-zero elements with some symbol or a 1 so that it is easier to view the ...
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What kind of pattern should I use with StringCases? [duplicate]

Consider the string str = "ABCaDEFbcABCdefDEF" I'd like to take out all substrings surrounded by the substrings "ABC" and <...
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What is an efficient way to pick out consecutive, same first-letter words from a list?

Taking a list of words, I'd like to pick out consecutive words that start with the same letter. The output should be a list of these pairs. The following is relatively slow: ...
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How to convert a notebook cell to a string retaining all formatting, colorization of identifiers etc?

I have an opened Mathematica notebook containing several cells. Suppose, I am interested in one of them -- it may contain a complete or incomplete expression (e.g. with syntax errors, highlighted ...
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strse error in string operation

When I using jSoupLink, I found strange behaviour First, I load jSoupLink and define linkList ...
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Why is head evaluation inconsistent in pattern replacement?

I noticed the following unexpected result: In[90]:= "foo" /. x_String -> Head[x] Out[90]= Symbol Why is it that Head[x] ...
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Numbers not treated as numbers

I'm apologize for the stupidity of this question, but I've run out of ideas. I have some data saved in a mx file. When imported, MM isn't treating the values as numbers. For instance: ...
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Longest common substring for multiple strings?

I'm looking for a way to get the longest common substring for multiple strings such as {home/dir1/dir2/jmoasd.txt,home/dir1/dir2/ivbnoxcihv.txt,home/dir1/dir2/siuhgiuchv.txt} should yield ...
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How to switch between a binary number as String and a as a list of digits?

I was trying with String Functions and I viewing any posts and have no results I want to know 1.- From cromo33 = Table[RandomInteger[], {i, 1, 33}] cromo33 ...
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Extract every nth character from a string

I'm trying to extract every 21st character from this text, s (given below), to create new strings of all 1st characters, 2nd characters, etc. I have already separated the long string into substrings ...
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How to convert a string into a structured list

I am trying to use an efficient notation for the timing of sounds that i can play in Mathematica. I would like to parse the string "{ab{c{de}}f}" as the list ...
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StringSplit acting weird on a String in StandardForm [closed]

To begin, this is my first post on stack exchange, so if my question is not up to par please let me know so I can make the appropriate edits. Now for my question: why is it that parsing a string in ...
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How to translate/convert UTF-16 code to its corresponding word/characters by Mathematica?

I'm using Mathematica10.0.2 on my Win7. Recently I crawled some websites by mathematica and within the information returned by URLFetch there are plenty of UTF-16M codes. These UTF-16M codes are ...
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How to make captions for a movie?

I'm trying to make my own video parody with custom subtitles. Creating your own custom subtitles file in a text editor with the SubRip or .SRT format is easy to do, it looks like this: Where 00:...
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Extracting integers from a string

Imagine I have a block of text that contains words and numbers. I want to extract all the integers from the text. Thus, if the input is ...
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Constant Strings?

I am writing a workbook to compute double integrals, and in order to graph the function in polar/cylindrical form, I have to make a substitution in the original formula. How can I have the original ...
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How to parse a clojure expression?

Clojure is a lisp-like language that runs on JVM and in Javascript. I just started learning it and I'm building a simple parser with Mathematica to understand and visualize it. Like other lisps every ...
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StringPattern to remove markers around text

I am not able to figure the StringPattern to use to remove markers in string. This is the input. ...
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Convert elements of list to string

how easily can I convert elements of this list to string. If I have output like this: {{M, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {A, 0, 0, 0}} And I want something like this: <...
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balanced Shortest[] and string-patterns

The pattern Shortest["A"~~__~~"B"] is oriented : It assumes the text is read from left to right and it takes the text between the first "A" and the next "B". Any "A"...
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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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Problem with deleting words from text [closed]

The task I need to do is to import a text book from here http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/36/pg36.txt, then drop the last 20000 words from it and determine how many times the remaining words occur. ...
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Importing a VCF file with quoted-printable encoding

The documentation has an example importing a VCF address book file which works fine: Import[ "ExampleData/wolfram.vcf" ] {{FormattedName->Wolfram Research, ...
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How can one represent a string pattern with prohibited substrings?

Say I have the following string: "<hello>something WRONG</hello><hello>something else</hello>" I am trying to find code that works like the ...
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Insert a symbol include first and last position [closed]

Assume we have a list list = {"a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f"} Then use this code: StringRiffle[list,"*"] But ...
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Analyzing frequency of individual letters in a large body of text

There are interesting histograms about the English language: BarChart[Counts[StringTake[WordList[], 1]], ChartLabels -> Automatic] ...
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Adding numbers to a list

Say you have the following list of 12 elements X={"x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x", "x"} And I want to turn it into the following sorted ...