[Tutor] extracting a column from many files
bala.biophysics at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 12:58:37 CET 2009
I have to extract say column 1, column 2 ..... column 6 (six different
columns) from 10 different input files. The function "extract" to extract
the columns works fine. For each column extracted from the input files, i
have to write it in one output file. I have to make 6 output files
correspondingly. How should i loop the writing of output files.
Also, you had suggested previously the following way of creating list of row
lists from the list of column lists
rows = map(None, *listOfColumns)
I am not getting how this works.
On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 5:41 AM, Bala subramanian
> <bala.biophysics at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear friends,
> > I want to extract certain 6 different columns from a many files and write
> > to 6 separate output files. I took some help from the following link
> > http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/2004-November/033475.html
> > to write one column from many input files to a particular output file.
> > i have to extract 6 such columns, i wanted to loop the output file
> > part.
> Do you want the resulting files to have a single column, or one column
> per input file? The mail you cite has one column per file.
> > This block of the script is shown in bold below. I see some odd output
> > file names.
> You are using the string representation of the values as the file
> name! What do you want to call the files?
> > Kindly suggest me i ) how best or should i do this loop part
> > ii) explanation of the working row=map(None,*value) below which i adopted
> > from the above tutor-mail list link.
> Please clarify what you want to do first.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Bala
> > #!/usr/bin/env python
> > from sys import argv
> > lst_files=argv[1:]
> > sh=;st=;sta=;buc=;pro=;ope=
> > def extract(fname):
> > A=;B=;C=;D=;E=;F=
> > data=open(fname).readlines()
> > for number, line in enumerate(data):
> > if " Duplex" and " Shear" in line:
> > number=number+3
> > for x in range(0,8):
> > new=data[number]
> > A.append(new[19:26])
> > B.append(new[27:34])
> > C.append(new[37:42])
> > D.append(new[44:54])
> > E.append(new[56:63])
> > F.append(new[69:75])
> > number = number + 1
> > sh.append(A)
> > st.append(B)
> > sta.append(C)
> > buc.append(D)
> > pro.append(E)
> > ope.append(F)
> > for x in lst_files:
> > extract(x)
> > list=[sh,st,sta,buc,pro,ope]
> > for value in list:
> > row=map(None,*value)
> > out=open(str(value) + '.txt','w')
> > for num in row:
> > out.write('\t'.join(num))
> > out.write('\n')
> > out.close()
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