direct string access is curious - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: direct string access is curious (/thread-4961.html) direct string access is curious - ji3m - 10-17-2015 12:17 PM Suppose a := "12345"; Then a (1) gives "1" as advertised BUT a (1) := "Q" gives "1Q345" odd And a (0) := "Q" gives "Q2345" !!! So LHS strings are 0..n-1 indexed but RHS are are 1..n. indexed Very curious. Good to know.If you play with string theory. RE: direct string access is curious - Han - 10-17-2015 01:28 PM Pretty sure it's a bug; all indices typically start at 1. RE: direct string access is curious - ji3m - 10-17-2015 02:45 PM Careful. It bites back. Seems this is true in cas view entry.(and maybe in #cas) Not so in a ppl pgm or in home view with a home created variable. But then in home view or pgm, A:= "abc" A (1) returns the asc integer 65 IF A was created as a home var but A (1) gives "a" if A is a cas variable. Welcome to oz. RE: direct string access is curious - eried - 10-17-2015 03:30 PM (10-17-2015 02:45 PM)ji3m Wrote:  Welcome to oz. hahaha proper definition RE: direct string access is curious - DrD - 10-17-2015 03:51 PM The variable A is a reserved variable for type real. If you were to use a non-reserved variable, for example: AA:="abc" then the ascii value for the first item in the string, as referenced by AA(1), is returned as 97, (not 65, which is upper case A), and so forth. -Dale- RE: direct string access is curious - ji3m - 10-18-2015 10:24 PM I really didnt use A. Just in my post. That wasnt the point anyhow. It seem that cas does treat left and rigtht hand reference differently. Home and ppl treat MYSTRING (n) differently. Home gives character codes, cas gives characters. Sorry i forgot about predefined variables. Never use them. Dont use home screen. RE: direct string access is curious - cyrille de brĂ©bisson - 10-19-2015 05:20 AM hello, To get 1 character in home, do var(1,1) Cyrille RE: direct string access is curious - DrD - 10-19-2015 10:11 AM Perhaps useful(?): If a variable contains a string, then (example): var:="abcd"; n:=length(var); var(2); // => ascii value of 2nd char: 98 var(2,2); // => sub string starting at the 2nd char for 2 chars length: "bc" var(2,n); // => sub string starting at the 2nd char for length of string: "bcd" If a string is an element within a list: L0:={var}; // L0 is set to the contents of var then: L0(1); // => "abc" L0(1,2); // => ascii value of the 2nd character of the 1st element: 98 L0(1,2,2); // => sub string beginning at the 2nd char for 2 chars: "bc" L0(1,2,n); // => sub string beginning at the 2nd char for length of string: "bcd" Nice shorthand for the SUB() function! -Dale-