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Last post Author Topic: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility  (Read 47460 times)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #75 on: May 06, 2014, 02:19:36 AM »
0.14 should fix both those problems. Hope it works for you now!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2014, 01:06:34 PM »
So I tweeted about Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility yesterday while trying it out:

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One of my followers uses that paper.li service that grabs links posted on twitter and collects them in a daily "newspaper", and yesterday it grabbed one of my links boosting TIMU! I tweeted the guy who set up this daily paper, he chooses the keywords that it searches twitter for but otherwise has no control over what is chosen. He said it was a mystery to him how it works!

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An interesting thing is that the summary posted in the paper is my first comment on TIMU which was not specifically linked to, nor is it the first comment on this forum, it must have searched my link to this forum for my comment! (I put the red box around it.)

This paper will be overwritten tonight and cannot be retrieved, as far as I know. I don't know who reads this paper (I only read it if it grabs one of my links) or if it generated any traffic but it might have!
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2014, 02:34:03 PM »
Sounds weird but cool 8)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2014, 04:44:00 AM »
Hello there and thanks for the nice utility :}

I noticed however that it doesn't seem to handle the "^" and "$" meta-characters under "Replace Regexp" =(

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2014, 04:36:13 AM »
Fixed. Thanks for reporting.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2014, 06:54:01 AM »
Nice tool, if you want to rescamble words you could use my old Salatschleuder.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2014, 02:52:44 AM »
Hey.

I still love your utility and use it almost on a daily base. :)

I had a list of 645 words, 1 word/line.
I sorted that list and removed duplicates with only 4 clicks.
Try doing that in excel. :)

Just wanted to let you know. :)

I have one request.
It would be cool if you have an alternative "remove duplicates".
It removes the duplicates, but ads a counter at the end with how many times a certain word appeared in the list.

In SQL kinda speak:
select word, count('*') from list
group by word

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2014, 03:26:55 AM »
Glad it's still useful, at least for someone ;).

I wouldn't want to put such information into the output pane. But I'll look into putting it into an additional pane, maybe just underneath the output. What do you think?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2014, 05:06:30 AM »
If it is under each other, it would be hard to see how many times an item appeared in the list.

It could be a small field (the same height as the result field, eventually with linked scrolling) on the right of it.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #84 on: September 08, 2014, 03:51:59 PM »
It would be cool if you have an alternative "remove duplicates".
It removes the duplicates, but ads a counter at the end with how many times a certain word appeared in the list.

I think I'd prefer this suggestion after all. Counter at the end: would you prefer that to at the beginning?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #85 on: September 09, 2014, 02:37:02 AM »
This list should be converted into the other one.
EB000201 
EB000201 
EB000202 
EB000202 
EB000202 
EB000203 
EB000204 
EB000205 
EB000205 
EB000205 
EB000205 
EB000205 
EB000206 

EB000201 (2)
EB000202 (3)
EB000203 (1)
EB000204 (1)
EB000205 (5)
EB000206 (1)

Does it makes sense? :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #86 on: September 09, 2014, 02:46:35 AM »
I think it does in this example, because all text lines have equal length. Otherwise, I think having the count in the beginning would make it easier to see and extract, e.g.

one
two
three
four
five
six
two
three
four
five
six
three
four
five
six
four
five
six
five
six
six

1 - one
2 - two
3 - three
4 - four
5 - five
6 - six

vs.

one - 1
two - 2
three - 3
four - 4
five - 5
six - 6

But I'll do whatever suits you best :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #87 on: September 09, 2014, 03:28:55 AM »
I see your point. A good one.

But personally I think that numbers upfront, indicate a list.
Maybe provide a choice (before / after) and a format field like you did for "Prepent line number

but it's your program, so I leave it to you. :)

(2) EB000201
(3) EB000202
(1) EB000203
(1) EB000204
(5) EB000205
(1) EB000206
EB000201 (2)
EB000202 (3)
EB000203 (1)
EB000204 (1)
EB000205 (5)
EB000206 (1)
one - 1
two - 2
three - 3
four - 4
five - 5
six - 6
1 - one
2 - two
3 - three
4 - four
5 - five
6 - six

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #88 on: September 10, 2014, 03:58:53 PM »
I've uploaded 0.16 which adds 'Lines - Remove duplicates & count unique'

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2015, 08:55:53 PM »
Just checked back in for an update - and found one
Replying to say that this is a VERY useful little tool
I don't use it often but when I do - it's awesome
I bet it would achieve fame in office around the world if promoted some how
Thanks again
Matt from Australia

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2015, 02:43:33 AM »
Thanks noblejoker. Glad you find it useful!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2015, 09:33:51 PM »
I can't figure out how the 'Split' function works. I tried to split the text using the default comma separator but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2015, 06:15:10 AM »
You actually can't separate by commas right now, because commas are used as a separator for the strings/characters by which you want to split. Kind of stupid. Will fix.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2015, 01:51:12 AM »
You actually can't separate by commas right now, because commas are used as a separator for the strings/characters by which you want to split. Kind of stupid. Will fix.
thanks phitsc, looking forward to the fix. :up:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2015, 02:09:43 PM »
With 0.17 you can now split by comma using two commas (i.e. ,,) as a separator. Sorry it took so long. Have other stuff on my mind right now.

Note: the Lines - Split function will take the provided text and the separator strings, which can be single characters or words or whole sentences, and split the text into lines, starting a new line wherever a separator appears in the text, thereby removing the respective separator string from the text. Multiple separator strings can be provided at once, separated by comma (which was why it wasn't possible to split by comma). It's not yet possible to split by a separator and leave it in the text. What you can do though is to first use split, then copy the result text into the input text box (with the up-arrow button), then use the append function to add the respective string or character back at the end of each line.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2015, 09:06:09 PM »
thanks for the update, phitsc! downloading now.. :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #96 on: June 30, 2015, 08:56:42 PM »
i had gotten into the habit of replacing the commas with some other character, like ^, to use it to split lines--just did that in TIMU an hour before finding this update! Thanx, phitsc!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2015, 01:30:46 AM »
You are both very welcome!

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #98 on: July 01, 2015, 10:43:41 AM »
Phitsc, I was all set to ask for an escape character to have TIMU find tab keys, but i reread the whole thread and found it had already been done! I'd like to see any available escape characters on the about screen under the keyboard shortcuts  :Thmbsup:

if TIMU has a table copied from a webpage in the input box and the function Keep Words At Beginning selected, the output box has that number of columns of the table, plus some spaces and tabs padding, which i have to use Replace Simple to get rid of. No problem but maybe a function to remove padding at the beginning and end of each line? (That's what i needed to type a tab for.) If i put 1 in the parameter box, TIMU breaks words at hyphens, so Wash-DC would only have Wash- in the output box. Should a hyphen be a delimiter when counting words?

For editing tables, it would be nice if Trim accepted a number, the number of characters to cut off beginning and end.

Delete To Tag could be renamed Delete To Character because it will accept any character, like a comma.

I'd like to be able to use Replace Simple to replace multiple characters at a time, like replacing 8 spaces with 1 comma.
  Nevermind, I found out i could use Replace Regex. I'm not proficient in regex but just typing 8 spaces found them. then i could move output to input and backspace over 1 space to replace 7 spaces, and so on.  :D
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 12:13:07 PM by DyNama, Reason: adding suggestions »

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2015, 01:39:42 AM »
I'll look into your suggestions DyNama. Don't know yet when though.