[Bioperl-l] A perl regex query

neeti somaiya neetisomaiya at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 08:13:42 EDT 2007

It might work, but not always, because the string could be somthing like
Here I will first convert the full thing to a lower case and would then try
to get what I want.

Nothing seems to work, when I try to substitute -D- with nothing, "D" and
"-" when occuring separately also get substituted with nothing.

On 9/18/07, Roy Chaudhuri <rrc22 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > This isnt really a bioperl query.
> > But does anyone know how I can substitute all special characters (+ some
> > other things) in a string with nothing in perl?
> > I mean if I have a string like Cyclic-2,3-bisphospho-D-glycerate and I
> want
> > ouput as bisphosphoglycerate. I want to remove -D-, Cyclic-, 2,3- etc.
> >
> A more general approach that might work is to keep lower case words (I
> don't know if that will be true for all your cases):
> $_='Cyclic-2,3-bisphospho-D-glycerate';
> print join '', /\b[a-z]+\b/g;
> Roy.
> --
> Dr. Roy Chaudhuri
> Department of Veterinary Medicine
> University of Cambridge, U.K.

Even my blood says, B positive

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