Author Topic: Execute macro n times  (Read 6537 times)

afflictedd2

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Execute macro n times
« on: April 22, 2008, 02:36:44 am »
Hi everyone,

I just made a macro to align a couple of columns for me.. however executing it 58000 times is kind of annoying... isn't there a way to specify it to execute this amount or.. to execute for the entire file :\

Thanks in advance.

Ed.

afflictedd2

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Re: Execute macro n times
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 02:59:01 am »
After a couple of tries I know now how to execute it n times. Anyway, the macro messes up when the columns are extremely sepparated, does anyone know a regular expression where I can replace and undetermined amount of whitespace between 2 numbers into a single space. The numbers can be digits from 0 to 9 there can be dots and negative signs, the thing that sepparates them is an undetermined amount of whitespace.

Thanks,

Ed.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2008, 03:26:36 am by afflictedd2 »

Absinthe

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Re: Execute macro n times
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 07:29:21 pm »
\:d\:b+\:d

That is a digit followed by 0 or more whitespace characters followed by a digit

However if you want to use
([0-9\+\.\-]+)(\:b+)([0-9\+\.\-]+)?

That will match any group of at least one numbers, periods and plus or minus signs followed by any number of at least 1 whitespace followed again by any number of at least one number, period plus minus even none at all. However it would also match +-..9

However, I think you really mean more like this:

([\-\+]?[0-9]+(?:[\.]?+[0-9]+)?)\:b+

This means 0 or 1 of either a plus or minus sign, followed by at least 1 but as many as necessary digits, followed by 0 or 1 of period and at least 1 number ... that defines a number as long as you don't want comas.

Then

^((\:b*)(([\-\+]?[0-9]+([\.]?+[0-9]+)?)(\:b*)))+$

Matches a whole line. Starting with any number of white spaces followed by a number (like above) and any number of white space... the whole thing repeated over and over as many times as necessary.

Does that help?

As I read your message again I see it doesn't ... here is the replacement:

Search for this:
([\-\+]?[0-9]+(?:[\.]?+[0-9]+)?)(\:b+)([\-\+]?[0-9]+(?:[\.]?+[0-9]+)?)(\:b+)?
Replace with this:
\1 \3

Set Unix Regex on.