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Re: String Deletion


You could do something like

DeleteCases[list, b_ /; StringMatchQ[b, ___ ~~ ":" ~~ ___]]

Heike

On 17 Sep 2011, at 12:27, Don wrote:

> Given a simple list of strings:
>
> list =  List["Z:XBREG","Z:XBREH","Z:XBREI","Z:ZZ6P","Z:ZZ6Q","aye"]
>
> how does one delete all the strings with a colon (:) anywhere in the string?
>
> DeleteCases[list, ___:___]  looks very logical  and should work,
> but of course it doesn't .
>
> Also, there is a StringCases function which would seem
> to correspond with the Cases function.  There is a
> DeleteCases function but no string counterpart, namely,
> DeleteString function.  Any reason for this? 
>
> Thanks in advance.
>





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