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RegEx to clean text

RegEx to Clean Text

I used to work in Market Research and would spend hours cleaning up labels from surveys I’d programmed in online tools. The below video shows how easy it can be if you understand regular expressions and a little programming.

Regular Expressions can have a steep learning curve however it is really worth it if you continually get data that you need to clean.  You can also check out this post of mine showing how they can be used to automate your metrics.

RegEx to clean text demo

A handy cheat-sheet is downloadable from here and a wonderful course from Kevin Skoglund available from Lynda.com is available here.  Below is a great intro to the Regular Expressions.


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How to use SciTE messages to control SciTE with AutoHotkey | 63 Extremely powerful messages to control SciTE

How to use SciTE messages

How to use SciTE messages

SciTE is a great IDE that I use with AutoHotKey, SPSS, SQL, Python, XML, HTML, etc.   I love being able to use regular expressions in it to manipulate text and it has some very cool capabilities.  This video is one of my favorite demonstrations how powerful SciTE can be at manipulating text.

Here is a short tutorial and demonstration on how to manipulate SciTE editor via COM objects and Windows commands with AutoHotKey.

Tutorial How to use SciTE messages with AutoHotkey

How to customize SciTE

See the list of SciTE commands here

Take a deep-dive into Scintilla documentation

Look at the Director Interface options

To send messages in AutoHotkey review MSDN

FYI- 0x111 is the WM_COMMAND

SciTE Messages for use in AutoHotkey with a COM object

You can use spy to find wm_command

A specific version of the SciTE editor for AutoHotKey can be downloaded here and more generic documentation can be found here.