Snippet

Snippet[doc]

gives a snippet of text from a document or other content object.

Snippet[doc,n]

gives about n lines from the beginning.

Snippet[doc,-n]

gives about n lines from the end.

Snippet[doc,n1;;n2]

gives a span from lines n1 to n2

Snippet[doc,n1;;n2;;n3]

gives a span from lines n1 to n2 in steps of n3.

Snippet[ContentObject[],SearchResultObject[]]

gives contextual snippets from a content object based on search results.

Details and Options

  • The default value for n is 1.
  • Snippet[File[]] and Snippet[URL[]] give snippets from files and URLs, respectively.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

Show a snippet of text contained in a ContentObject:

Show only the first 3 lines:

Note that for ContentObject there is an equivalent form:

Scope  (2)

Show a snippet of text in a File:

Without the File wrapper, the path would be treated as data:

Show a three-line snippet of text from a URL:

Without the URL wrapper, the string would be treated as data:

Wolfram Research (2015), Snippet, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html (updated 2016).

Text

Wolfram Research (2015), Snippet, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html (updated 2016).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_snippet, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Snippet}", year="2016", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html}", note=[Accessed: 27-July-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_snippet, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Snippet}, year={2016}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html}, note=[Accessed: 27-July-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2015. "Snippet." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2016. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2015). Snippet. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Snippet.html