7. Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

  1. Michael Moorhouse1 and
  2. Paul Barry2

Published Online: 8 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020571.ch7

Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice

Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice

How to Cite

Moorhouse, M. and Barry, P. (2004) Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns, in Bioinformatics Biocomputing and Perl: An Introduction to Bioinformatics Computing Skills and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020571.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Post-Doctoral Worker from Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Computing and Networking, Institute of Technology, Carlow, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470853313

Online ISBN: 9780470020579

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Keywords:

  • pattern;
  • regular expression;
  • concatenations;
  • metacharacters;
  • alternations;
  • anchors;
  • binding operators;
  • greedy matching;
  • utility

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled

  • Pattern Basics

  • Introducing the Pattern Metacharacters

  • Anchors

  • The Binding Operators

  • Remembering What Was Matched

  • Greedy by Default

  • Alternative Pattern Delimiters

  • Another Useful Utility

  • Substitutions: Search and Replace

  • Finding a Sequence

  • Where to from Here

  • The Maxims Repeated