Wolfram Language & System 10.4 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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is the head of a character string .


  • Strings can contain any sequence of ordinary or special characters. »
  • can be used as a pattern that represents a string.
  • In FullForm, special characters in strings are given as or . »
  • If an explicit newline in the string is preceded by a single backslash , the backslash and newline are ignored.
Introduced in 1988
| Updated in 1996