character string


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character string

[′kar·ik·tər ′striŋ]
(computer science)
A sequence of characters in a computer memory or other storage device. Also known as alphabetic string.

character string

A group of alphanumeric characters. Contrast with numeric data.
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The collection of the biggest intersection field set by cutting the Chinese character string is the premise of the classification processing, which use the method of testing gradually from head to deal with the string, dividing them into the single biggest intersection field, and then extract the maximum intersection field gradually.
Table 1: Plants and Destination Addresses Plant Distribution Warehouse D = Dallas L = Los Angeles A = Atlanta N = New York City DxLx Ship x from Dallas to Los Angeles AxNx Ship x from Atlanta to NYC Ny Pick up y from New York City Lw Pick up w from Los Angeles Dx(note) Dallas special order for x Ay(note) Atlanta special order for y Table 3: Character Strings [S.sub.
The answer to the question is a definite no: most character strings, made from a fixed set of characters, ate incompressible (or very nearly so).
The accent was put on modeling the generator as a whole, and its architecture, in a difference to some other investigations that put the accent to the development of specialized scripting languages for making application generators, and within that, on implementation of different kinds of character strings (Lemaire, 2003)(Stuikys et al., 2001).
Ink jet printed characters are difficult to read reliably because with font and contrast being the only two printing attributes over which companies are generally willing and able to maintain good control, accurate recognition of characters produced by industrial ink jet printers requires OCR systems to work well on character strings which lack most of the features that enable readers to excel.
2800 finally covered those stragglers; now the long character string consisted completely of ones.
--Use of character variables: There is a problem with the use of character string variables when calling Fortran subroutines from C programs.
It searches for the character string you have typed between the quotation marks, not words.
Searching for the character string "Fourier transform" will yield two or three entries.
We can generate the community name field with the character string data in the database MDB of malformed data.
The file type can be changed, the file date appended, today's date appended or any character string added to the name.
A null value, or NULL, is not the same as zero (0), blank, or a zero-length character string such as...."; NULL means that no entry has been made.