ok. I got the dipole fixed -- it was just not rendering correctly for the molecular dipole.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Jonathan Gutow <gutow@uwosh.edu> wrote:
Bob,
       I think this means it isn't worth a special bit of code.  It would
just add unnecessary overhead to call the function.  Even if we do
end up using this a lot, I don't think we can be much more
efficient.  I withdraw my proposal.

Jonathan
On Jun 27, 2009, at 10:17 PM, Robert Hanson wrote:

> I suppose it all depends upon how many times you have to do it and
> how long the string is. I thought you were counting words -- what
> you are doing is counting characters? then the following is the
> easiest:
>
> c = a.trim() + " " + b.trim()
>
> or
>
> c = (a[1][n]).trim() + " " + b.trim()
>
>
> There's not much advantage in doing the checks. Just trim and add.
>
>
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:32 AM, Jonathan Gutow <gutow@uwosh.edu>
> wrote:
> Bob,
>        I think your suggestion achieves the same thing.  However,
> isn't the
> overhead for tokenizing a whole string a lot higher that splitting at
> just the insert location?
>
> Jonathan
> On Jun 26, 2009, at 9:34 AM, Robert Hanson wrote:
>
> > Well, what you are doing is adding "tokens", so there is a context
> > for this. It does sound a bit specialized, but we could consider
> > it. You can do it with:
> >
> > x = "this is a test"
> > token = "now"
> > print  (x.split(" ") + token).join(" ")
> >
> > #or, to insert:
> >
> > y = x.split(" ")
> > print  (y[1][2] + token + y[3][0]).join(" ")
> >
> > The idea there is to "tokenize" on space, make the addition (which
> > is in Jmol script an array append operation), then recreate the
> > string by joining with space again.
> >
> > This would work with newline characters as well, "\n"
> >
> > Bob
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 11:16 PM, Jonathan Gutow <gutow@uwosh.edu>
> > wrote:
> > Because I'm generating strings that require inserting and appending
> > words, I keep sticking in little pieces of code to make sure the
> > white space is correct.  Thus I propose two versions of a utility
> > function that would do this and check the white space (see below).
> > The first version will append the word to the end (could call it
> > append word).  The second will insert it at the specified position.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> > Jonathan
> >
> >
> > String insertWord(String oldstr, String word){
> >        if (oldstr.length() > 0 && !oldstr.endsWith(" "))
> >           oldstr += " ";
> >        oldstr+=word;
> >        return oldstr;
> > }
> >
> > String insertWord(String oldstr, String word, int insertpt){
> >        if (oldstr.length() == 0) {
> >          oldstr = word;
> >           return oldstr;
> >         }
> >        String part1 = oldstr.substring(0, insertpt);//may have my
> > indexes
> > messed up...need to check
> >        String part2 = oldstr.substring((insertpt+1),oldstr.length
> ());
> >        if (!part1.endsWith(" "))
> >           part1 += " ";
> >        if (!part2.beginsWith(" "))
> >          part2 = " "+part2;
> >        part1+=word;
> >        oldstr = part1 + part2
> >        return oldstr;
> > }
> >
> >
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