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Find a phrase in a file

Find a phrase in a file

Find a phrase in a file

All-  So the last time I wrote a program in Fortran was over 15 years ago.  I have Chapman's book and trying to refresh my memory now.  It's coming back to me, but slowly (old age).

So my problem.  I have a file that contains a lot of information in sections and need strip out each section to another file.  The sections starts with *NAME and ends with a * or $.  Below is an example:

  600204       2.8416665       -0.132341       0.6456926
  600205       2.8416665      -0.1343255       0.6204348
  600206       2.8416665        -0.13631        0.595177
  600207       2.8416665      -0.1618106        0.595177
  600208       2.8416665      -0.1873112        0.595177
  600209       2.8416665      -0.2128118        0.595177
  600210       2.8416665      -0.2383125        0.595177
  600211       2.8416665      -0.2638131        0.595177
  600212       2.8416665      -0.2893137        0.595177
  600213       2.8416665      -0.3148143        0.595177
  600214       2.8416665      -0.3403149        0.595177
*     !or may end with $

The file has multiple *NODE sections in different places in the file.  How do I search for *NODE in a file, take that information in between, and write it to another file?

Any suggestion will be very helpful....


RE: Find a phrase in a file

Which fortran are you using - 66, 77, 90, 95 or 2003?  Also which compiler?  We've had people programming in MSFortran 4.1 in F66.

RE: Find a phrase in a file

Why do you need to do it in FORTRAN?  

This is something that you can Macro Record in Word and wrap with a FOR loop.  The following is an EXCEL macro that finds a word in a WORD file "transmittance" and copies the value from the text file back into the Excel file


Sub LT7()
' Lowtran7 macro to paste Lowtran transmission results into Excel Spreadsheet
' Macro recorded 1/23/98

    Dim ColIndex, RowIndex, StartRow, Done, Index
    Dim FileName, SheetName
    Dim WordApp As Object
    Dim Trans As String
    Set WordApp = GetObject(, "word.application")
    FileName = ActiveWorkbook.Name
    SheetName = ActiveSheet.Name
    Done = False
    ColIndex = ActiveCell.Column
    RowIndex = ActiveCell.Row
    StartRow = RowIndex
    Cells(RowIndex, ColIndex).Select
    With WordApp.Selection.Find
        .Text = "transmittance ="
        .Replacement.Text = ""
    End With
    For Index = 1 To 25
        WordApp.Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdCharacter, Count:=1
        WordApp.Selection.MoveRight unit:=wdSentence, Count:=1, Extend:=wdExtend
'        WordApp.Selection.Copy
        Trans = WordApp.Selection.Text
        WordApp.Selection.MoveDown unit:=wdLine
        Cells(RowIndex, ColIndex).Select
'        ActiveSheet.Paste
        ActiveCell.Formula = Trans
        RowIndex = RowIndex + 1
    Cells(StartRow, ColIndex).Select
End Sub


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RE: Find a phrase in a file

XWB-  i am using fortran 90 and I have the intel compiler.

Thanks alot...

RE: Find a phrase in a file

Declare a buffer as


character*80 buff
Read each line from the file as '(A)'

Check if buff(1:1) is '*'.  If it isn't, read (buff, ...) if you wish to read the data

If it is,

ll = len(trim(buff))
if (buff(ll:ll) .eq. '$') then  do whatever.

RE: Find a phrase in a file

the usual problem with spreadsheet calc is insufficient representation of floating point, otherwise it is great where it works

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