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String men = "Chernenko,Andropov,Brezhnev"; String list = split(men, ','); // list is now "Chernenko", list is "Andropov"...
String numbers = "8 67 5 309"; int nums = int(split(numbers, ' ')); // nums is now 8, nums is now 67...
String men = "Chernenko ] Andropov ] Brezhnev"; String list = split(men, " ] "); // list is now "Chernenko", list is "Andropov"...
The split() function breaks a String into pieces using a character or string as the delimiter. The delim parameter specifies the character or characters that mark the boundaries between each piece. A String array is returned that contains each of the pieces.
If the result is a set of numbers, you can convert the String array to to a float or int array using the datatype conversion functions int() and float(). (See the second example above.)
The splitTokens() function works in a similar fashion, except that it splits using a range of characters instead of a specific character or sequence.