Splitting A String (not a list) ?!

    Apr 04 2013 | 2:15 pm
    Hi everyone,
    I have some serial data coming in from a mobile phone, in the format '079892673648contentofthemessage'
    What i need to do is split the list after something like the 13th number, giving me 2 messages that i can then route.
    [zl objects] do not seem to work as I'm assuming it doesn't qualify as a list.
    I know this will possibly lead to [sprintf] or [regexpr] but I have tried using them and failed!
    Can anyone help?

    • Apr 04 2013 | 2:27 pm
      Hi thanks for the quick response!
      The first example did the trick!
      Sorry what did you mean by "cannot be represented?"
    • Apr 04 2013 | 2:49 pm
      Ah I get you, I did notice that and wonder why?
      Ive learnt something today! :)
    • Feb 27 2014 | 1:58 am
      Thanks Nicolas, this helped me out as well!!
    • Feb 27 2014 | 9:22 am
      Sigh. Somebody else can explain to Oli about 32-bit integers. There are about 2,147,483,647 threads discussing this.
      I just wanted to remind people that "079892673648" can be represented in Max, if you represent it as a symbol. I've not looked at Nicolas' patch, but the task can be done simply enough using [regexp].
    • Feb 27 2014 | 9:29 am
      Sorry to make you sigh peter i do apologies.
      If you check this post is now a year old and the kind people on the forum have helped me to find a solution.
      I was always taught 'if you cant say anything nice dont say anything at all'
      Food for thought maybe...