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Length

  

return the length of a string

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Calling Sequence

Length( s )

Parameters

s

-

string; the string whose length is to be computed

Description

• 

The Length command computes the length of the string s. This is the same value as is returned by the global length command, but it accepts only strings.

• 

All of the StringTools package commands treat strings as (null-terminated) sequences of 8-bit (ASCII) characters.  Thus, there is no support for multibyte character encodings, such as unicode encodings.

Examples

withStringTools:

Length

0

(1)

Lengthabcde

5

(2)

lengthabcde

5

(3)

Lengthaqueosalinocalcalinoetaceoaluminiumosecupreovitriolic

53

(4)

Lengthx2

Error, invalid input: StringTools:-Length expects its 1st argument, s, to be of type string, but received x^2

lengthx2

5

(5)

Notice that, like length, the Length command counts the number of bytes in the string, not the number of characters.

Lengthd303251cembre

9

(6)

See Also

length

StringTools

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