Re: find position in a list made by string by searching incomplete string

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg130350] Re: find position in a list made by string by searching incomplete string*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 22:28:55 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

On 4/3/13 at 10:50 PM, jougraw at gmail.com (Joug Raw) wrote: >I have a list of strings like list1={{"a", "b something", "a", >"a", "b", "c", "b"} In this list, 'something' is a sting that I will >not know in advanced and there are several spaces between the 'b' >and the 'something' in one string. The number of the spaces is >unknown. >I want to find out the position of the this "b something" sting in >the list. So, I did, >Position[list1, "b*"] >and I also tried, Position[list1,"b"~~___ ] >both of them gave me {} as results. In[1]:= list1 = {"a", "b something", "a", "a", "b", "c", "b"}; In[2]:= Position[Length /@ StringCases[list1, "b" ~~ __], 1] Out[2]= {{2}}