StringReplacePart

StringReplacePart["string","snew",{m,n}]

replaces the characters at positions m through n in "string" by "snew".

StringReplacePart["string","snew",{{m1,n1},{m2,n2},}]

inserts copies of "snew" at several positions.

StringReplacePart["string",{"snew1","snew2",},{{m1,n1},{m2,n2},}]

replaces characters at positions mi through ni in "string" by "snewi".

StringReplacePart["snew",{m,n}]

represents an operator form of StringReplacePart that can be applied to an expression.

Details

  • StringReplacePart uses position specifications in the form returned by StringPosition. »
  • When a list of "snewi" is given, its length must be the same as the length of the list of positions. »
  • When multiple positions are given, all refer to the original "string", before any replacements have been done.
  • StringReplacePart[s,"",] can be used to delete substrings. »
  • StringReplacePart[new,part][old] is equivalent to StringReplacePart[old,new,part].
  • StringReplacePart[BioSequence["type","seq"],"snew",part] will apply the operation to the string "seq", yielding a BioSequence result.
  • Given a circular BioSequence and a starting position greater than the ending position, i.e. m>n, then StringReplacePart[bioseq,"snew",{m,n}] replaces the wrapped-around sequence starting at m and ending at n.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (3)

Replace characters 2 through 5 with a new string:

Replace several sequences of characters with a new string:

Use the operator form of StringReplacePart:

Scope  (5)

Negative positions count from the end:

Replace two sequences of characters with two new strings:

Use the operator form to replace two sequences of characters with two new strings:

Replace a codon in a DNA sequence:

Undertake a wrap-around replace on a biomolecular sequence:

Applications  (1)

Simulating a multiway system [more info]:

The evolution of a multiway system:

Properties & Relations  (3)

StringReplacePart can use the output from StringPosition:

This is equivalent to StringReplace:

Replacing with an empty string is equivalent to StringDrop:

StringReplacePart can drop several sequences of characters at a time:

Use position {n,n-1} to insert at position n, without overwriting anything:

StringInsert can do the same:

Possible Issues  (1)

The position specifications are not allowed to overlap:

Wolfram Research (1996), StringReplacePart, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html (updated 2020).

Text

Wolfram Research (1996), StringReplacePart, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html (updated 2020).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_stringreplacepart, author="Wolfram Research", title="{StringReplacePart}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html}", note=[Accessed: 19-September-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_stringreplacepart, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={StringReplacePart}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html}, note=[Accessed: 19-September-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1996. "StringReplacePart." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2020. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1996). StringReplacePart. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/StringReplacePart.html