Mathematica 9 is now available
Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
-----
 /
MathGroup Archive
2002
*January
*February
*March
*April
*May
*June
*July
*August
*September
*October
*November
*December
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2002

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Pattern matching

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg33960] Re: Pattern matching
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 01:22:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <aa3fq4$7tv$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

John,

listData={"18K0F3C--" , "2K40GXX--" , "400HGXX--" , "5M00G1F--" ,
      "960KG1D--"};

char=Characters/@listData

cas2= Cases[char, {_,_,_,"H"|"K",__}]

{{4,0,0,H,G,X,X,-,-},{9,6,0,K,G,1,D,-,-}}

StringJoin@@@cas

{400HGXX--,960KG1D--}

--
Allan

---------------------
Allan Hayes
Mathematica Training and Consulting
Leicester UK
www.haystack.demon.co.uk
hay at haystack.demon.co.uk
Voice: +44 (0)116 271 4198
Fax: +44 (0)870 164 0565


"John Leary" <leary at paradise.net.nz> wrote in message
news:aa3fq4$7tv$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Greetings
>
> Can you help me please - there must be a simple solution to this problem,
> but I can't find it.
>
>  From a list of character strings and a list of templates,  I need to
> produce a list of all strings that match any of the templates.  For
example:
>
> listData={"18K0F3C--" , "2K40GXX--" , "400HGXX--" , "5M00G1F--" ,
"960KG1D--"}
> listTemplates={"???H?????" , "???K?????"}
> result={"400HGXX--","960KG1D--"}
>
> In the templates, ? is a wild-card that represents a single character.
> The data strings contain only alpha-numeric characters and hyphens - no
> other characters.
> There are no special requirements for the result:  duplication and random
> order are acceptable.
>
>
> I searched the MathGroup archive and found a very useful function that
does
> exactly what I want, but it works only on individual strings, not lists of
> strings (msg00051):
>
> QMMatchQ[s_String, p_String] := MatchQ[Characters[s], Characters[p] /. "?"
> -> _ ]
>
>
>
> I tried to use it in the following way, but the result is a list of the
> matching templates, not the matching strings :
>
> QMMatchQ[s_String, p_String] := MatchQ[Characters[s], Characters[p] /. "?"
> -> _ ]
> SetOptions[Intersection, SameTest -> (QMMatchQ[#1,#2]& )];
> result=Intersection[listData,listTemplates]
> {"???H?????","???K?????"}
>
>
> It ought to be a small step from there to the result that I need, but I
> can't find a simple solution.
>
> One alternative approach would be a Do loop:
>
> b={};
>
Do[b=Append[b,Select[listData,QMMatchQ[#,listTemplates[[n]]]&]],{n,1,Length[
listTemplates]}]
>
> This works but seems to be very slow for large lists.  In the real case,
> listData can be very large - up to 250,000 elements - and the Do loop
> approach doesn't seem to be optimum.
>
>
> I would be very grateful for your help.
>
>
> Regards
>
> John Leary
>
>
>




  • Prev by Date: RE: DSolve solution validation
  • Next by Date: RE: Pattern matching
  • Previous by thread: Re: Pattern matching
  • Next by thread: RE: Pattern matching