# [Tutor] opening files (fwd)

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue Sep 26 03:43:20 CEST 2006


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Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 16:46:02 -0600
From: max . <dos.fool at gmail.com>
To: Danny Yoo <dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Re: [Tutor] opening files

i am working on a new mac mini :))
im still pretty new to python so allmost all my programs are math
stuff and i would like to start writing more complex programs i know a
bit about functions and strings but any help would be great python is
my first programing language
and i have been reading almost anything i can find on tutorial stuff

On 9/25/06, Danny Yoo <dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> > my_file = open('c:\\path\to\file\file.txt', 'r')
> > my_file.close()
> >
> > Really, it's so simple it's hard to come up with directions.
>
> Hi John,
>
> In that case, we have to figure out why Max is getting stuck: it's not
> obvious at all at what step he's getting confused.  Let's concentrate on
> isolating that confusion.
>
> I have no conceptual model of what Max already knows:
>
>      * Does he know how to use functions?
>
>      * Does he know about strings?
>
>      * Does his tutorial material suck?
>
>      * etc...
>
> so Max has to be a bit more forthcoming.
>