string to tupple ?

Tim Fletcher <>
Mon Jun 21 11:11:28 CEST 2010

> I would like to transform this string in order to easily manipulate each coordinate.
> What is the best representation in erlang ?
> - a list of tupples : if yes how to transform it in [{a,b},{c,d},{e,f}, ....]

If you want tuples then another option would be to use regular
expressions, for example:

  String = "(1,2),(3,4)",
  {match, Groups} = re:run(String, "\\(([^,]+),([^,]+)\\)", [{capture,
all_but_first, list}, global]),
  [{list_to_integer(X), list_to_integer(Y)} || [X, Y] <- Groups].

Also works with floats; just replace the calls to list_to_integer with


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