> Your idea is sound, but you have the RE wrong. The beginning of a word > anchor is '\<', not'<\'. Also, to match 1 or more contiguous digits > use '\d+'. So the final expression is '\<\d+\>' which does what you > want. >
Thanks, Doug...I stared at and even thought I pasted from the regexp doc the form and still couldn't see had the \< reversed. I wasn't aware of (and didn't see in looking thru the voluminous doc altho I'm sure it's there if know where to look) the '+' though--would have thought the word expression would be sufficient.
>> regexp(String,'\<\d+\>','match') ans = '61' >>
And, by golly! it does... :) Now just how easy was that! :)
I've never had the patience nor enough occasion where was forced to learn the syntax well enough that it isn't always starting over from near absolute zero every time it might be useful... :) (or :( more appropriately, maybe...)