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Regular Expressions

May 4, 2011 | 11:02 am

hey all,

You lot have been amazingly helpful and patient with all my noobish questions, but fraid i have one more. Im looking to use regular expressions to extract specific words from text within a message box.

Example:

extracting the word dog, from the sentence: [the dog is fat and lazy]

any guidance on this would be greatly appreciated

many thanks

Tom


May 4, 2011 | 11:04 am

Thatsa simple: regexp


May 4, 2011 | 11:14 am

sorry jvkrm, dont really understand your answer.


May 4, 2011 | 11:46 am

There is a regexp object that does regular expressions.


May 4, 2011 | 11:48 am

create a new object called [regexp].

then alt+click that object and read the help page.


May 4, 2011 | 12:38 pm

Hi Teej,

I’m afraid I don’t understand what you mean by "extracting"… do you want to remove the word, in order to obtain "the is fat and lazy"? Or to know whether your message contains the word "dog"? In both cases, zl (filter / sub) is going to be much easier than regexp. But maybe I didn’t get your question…

cheers
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