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Re: Use strings in Mathematica, like in C?

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  • Subject: [mg61357] Re: Use strings in Mathematica, like in C?
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 02:29:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/16/05 at 12:18 AM, renan.birck at gmail.com (Renan) wrote:

>In the C programming language I can operate directly over the
>characters of a string, like:

>int main() {

>char message[16] = "Hello!"; message[n]='a';

>/* ... other code ... */
>return(0);

>}

>This mean: Change the (n+1)th character (in C, array starts at 0)
>to the specified character.

>Q: How can I obtain similar effect in Mathematica?

For strings, use StringReplacePart. For example

In[1]:=
StringReplacePart["Hello", "a", {3, 3}]
Out[1]=
"Healo"
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