StringTake

StringTake["string", n]
gives a string containing the first n characters in .

StringTake["string", -n]
gives the last n characters in .

StringTake["string", {n}]
gives the ^(th) character in .

StringTake["string", {m, n}]
gives characters m through n in .

StringTake["string", {spec1, spec2, ...}]
gives a list of the substrings specified by the .

StringTake[{s1, s2, ...}, spec]
gives the list of results for each of the .

DetailsDetails

  • StringTake["string", {m, n, s}] gives characters m through n in steps of s.
  • StringTake uses the standard Mathematica sequence specification.

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Take the first 6 characters in a string:

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Use InputForm to show quotes:

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Take from the end of the string:

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Take characters 5 through 10:

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