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# 15  
Old 12-19-2008
Originally Posted by jatanig
open ( FH,">jas");
print FH '$count';
print FH '$last';
I guess if someone literally wants to print $count and $last to a file your code will work. Smilie
# 16  
Old 12-22-2008
Originally Posted by KevinADC
I guess if someone literally wants to print $count and $last to a file your code will work. Smilie

If u want to get the literally value of $count and $last, then use double codes (" ") instead of single codes (' ') in code.
# 17  
Old 02-21-2009
Hi Meghana,

use a line-break "\n" in your print statements ;-)

# 18  
Old 02-22-2009
Someone should lock this year old thread, for some reason it attracts attention.
# 19  
Old 06-02-2009
perl -write num array and string array from dataFile

Locking this thread would be a travesty.. Newbies like myself need these strings of information to help elevate us to a higher level of understanding of a lang seasoned programmers take for granted.

This is my first post to a true newbie.


From what I have read through this string I have been able to read in a file to an array and print it back to console.

open(FILE, "<", "dataFile");
my @dataValues=<FILE>;

What I would like to do now is take a data file


and read strings into @stringArray and read the int into @intArray. Should be simple.. just have not been able to figure it out..

# 20  
Old 06-02-2009
Originally Posted by schultz2146
What I would like to do now is take a data file


and read strings into @stringArray and read the int into @intArray.
Here's one way to do it:

$ cat -n datafile
     1  AAA
     2  BBB
     3  CCC
     4  1
     5  2
     6  3
     7  xYz
     9  456
    10  abc12de
    11  xyz~!lm.&
$ cat
#!perl -w
open(FILE, "<datafile");
while (<FILE>) {
  if ($_ =~ /^[[:alpha:]]+$/) {
    push @stringArray, $_;
  } elsif ($_ =~ /^\d+$/) {
    push @intArray, $_;
print("\nString Array ===> @stringArray");
print("\nInt Array    ===> @intArray");
$ perl
String Array ===> AAA BBB CCC xYz
Int Array    ===> 1 2 3 456

- Due to the "+" quantifier, the regexes look for at least one character/digit. Hence line no. 8 was left out.
- The match is case-insensitive e.g. line no. 7
- The [:alpha:] POSIX character class does not match alphanumeric and special characters due to which lines 10 and 11 were left out.

Hope that helps,
# 21  
Old 06-02-2009
got it to work.. but one more Q

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
open(FILE, ">", "dataFile");

while(<FILE>) {
if ($_ =~ /^[[:alpha:]]+$/) {push @stringArray, $_; }

elsif ($_ =~ /^\d+$/) {push @intArray, $_;}

for($i=0; $i<$lengthArray; $i++) {print"\n$intArray[$i] $stringArray[$i]";}
exit 0

Using the code you provided I was able to see what needed to be done.. Thank you. However, I have a small question. To pull in the alpha char I was unable to use \w and went with what you had [[:alpha:]] otherwise I would pull in all entries.

So here is the question... what is the difference between \w and :alpha:

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