I am trying to substitute a sequence of words with some symbols from a long string appearing in multiple documents. As an example, suppose I want to remove:
Decision and analysis and comments
from a long string. Let the string be:
s = Management's decision and analysis and comments is to be removed.
I want to remove
Decision and analysis and comments from
s. The catch is, between
s there could be 0, 1 or multiple spaces and newline characters
(\n) showing up with no pattern in different documents, for example, one document shows:
Management's decision \n \n and analysis\n and \n comments is to be removed
while another has a different pattern. How do I account for this and still remove it from the string?
I tried the following, of course unsuccessfully:
st = 'Management's decision \n \n and analysis\n and \n comments is to be removed' re.sub(r'Decision[\s\n]and[\s\n]analysis[\s\n]and[\s\n]comments','',s)