Difference between revisions of "Remove non-letters from a string"

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     return s.replaceAll("[0-9]|[ !@#\\$%\\^&\\*\\(\\)_\\+\\-={}\\|:\"<>\\?\\-=\\[\\];',\\./`~'£€¥]","");
 
     return s.replaceAll("[0-9]|[ !@#\\$%\\^&\\*\\(\\)_\\+\\-={}\\|:\"<>\\?\\-=\\[\\];',\\./`~'£€¥]","");
 
  }
 
  }
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===Python===
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<pre>
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from string import letters
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s = "hello world! how are you? 0"
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# Short version
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print filter(lambda c: c in letters, s)
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# Faster version for long ASCII strings:
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id_tab = "".join(map(chr, xrange(256)))
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tostrip = "".join(c for c in id_tab if c not in letters)
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print s.translate(id_tab, tostrip)
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</pre>
  
 
=== Tcl ===
 
=== Tcl ===

Revision as of 17:08, 1 February 2007

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Implementations

Java

This code removes common symbols and numbers from a string, returning letters only. (Note, not all symbols are included.)

static String lettersOnly(String s) {
   return s.replaceAll("[0-9]|[ !@#\\$%\\^&\\*\\(\\)_\\+\\-={}\\|:\"<>\\?\\-=\\[\\];',\\./`~'£€¥]","");
}

Python

from string import letters
s = "hello world! how are you? 0"

# Short version
print filter(lambda c: c in letters, s)

# Faster version for long ASCII strings:
id_tab = "".join(map(chr, xrange(256)))
tostrip = "".join(c for c in id_tab if c not in letters)
print s.translate(id_tab, tostrip)

Tcl

proc remove_non_ascii_letters s {regsub -all {[^a-zA-Z]} $s ""}
remove_non_ascii_letters "hello world! how are you? 0é" ;# -> helloworldhowareyou