Re: String Deletion

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121539] Re: String Deletion*From*: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>*Date*: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:04:23 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201109171027.GAA26051@smc.vnet.net>

A quick answer to your first question: In[1]:= list=List["Z:XBREG","Z:XBREH","Z:XBREI","Z:ZZ6P","Z:ZZ6Q","aye"] Out[1] {Z:XBREG,Z:XBREH,Z:XBREI,Z:ZZ6P,Z:ZZ6Q,aye} In[2]:= list[[#]]&/@Position[StringCases[#,x_/;x==":"]&/@list,{}]Out[2]= {{aye}} -Tomas > Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 06:27:08 -0400 > From: donabc at comcast.net > Subject: String Deletion > To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > > 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. >

**References**:**String Deletion***From:*Don <donabc@comcast.net>