Analyzing text with Regular Expressions

Kristen,

  > Im analyzing some text by using regular expressions in Ruby. Im
  > wondering if there are any tools to make the analyzing of text files
  > more convenient.

If you are on Windows (or Mac+Parallels) give a look at this
e-Texteditor screencast :

   http://www.e-texteditor.com/blog/2007/regular_expressions_tutorial

You can paste the text to analyze and you get direct visual feedback
when you build the regular expression.

Alain Ravet