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Skip commas in brackets regexp

Asked by Etienne
on 19 Apr 2017
Latest activity Commented on by Etienne
on 21 Apr 2017
Hi All
I am trying to split a string, but need to skip strings within brackets, and keep this as one entity. How can I split the following
A,VC,D,XO(12,13,14,15),DX,DY
using strsplit, so that XO(12,13,14,15) is not split at the commas. I would therefore like to ignore the content inside the brackets.
Any help would be appreciated.
Etienne

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Is nesting of brackets permitted? If so that makes it much harder.

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 19 Apr 2017
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S = 'A,VC,D,XO(12,13,14,15),DX,DY';
regexp(S,'\w+(\([^)]+\))?', 'match')

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Hi Walter
I have to say that I am very confused by how regexp works. How would I split the following:
str = 'DATA,F,[11*0.D0,4.34255D0,-1.14281D0]'
to only split by the commas outside of the brackets?
Regards
Etienne
regexp(str,'\w*([\(\[][^\)\]]*[\)\]])?', 'match')
appears to work for both this case and the previous case.
Thanks :-)

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