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Re: Finds strings in a list that begin with "A"

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  • Subject: [mg82356] Re: [mg82267] Finds strings in a list that begin with "A"
  • From: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 04:55:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200710170744.DAA13490@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 17, 2007, at 3:44 AM, tomfabtastic at hotmail.com wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to look through a list of strings and return all strings
> that start with an "A".
>
> For example, my list could be :
>
> {"And", "Bat", "Artistic", "Cob"} so I want to return {"And",
> "Artistic"}.
>
> Any ideas ?
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>

As a newbie I would go with:

In[2]:=
Select[lst,
   StringTake[#1, 1] == "A" & ]
Out[2]=
{"And", "Artistic"}

where lst is your list.

J=E1nos


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