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Advanced String Manipulation

The print command, presented in Chapter [*] - Exploring the Basics, was our first tool for sending information to the terminal. This section explores a second printing feature in Darwin modeled closely after the printf (format print) command from the language C [22].

The ability to perform searching and matching operations is a necessity when dealing with a large amount of textual data (like an annotated sequence database). Darwin offers both exact and approximate matching routines.


Gaston Gonnet