[CentralOH] Removing Punctuation

pybokeh pybokeh at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 00:47:39 CET 2014

Wow, I just realized there is a difference in str.translate() method between
Python 2 and Python 3.  I'm currently a Python 3 user and 
does not work for me (NOTE-str.translate() takes only 1 argument in 
Python 3).

So when I execute str.translate(string.punctuation), it does not get rid 
of the punctuation
marks since it no longer knows to map or delete the punctuation marks.

Hmm, now I wonder how do I use the str.translate() method in Python 3 to 
get rid of the
punctuation marks?

On 01/20/2014 05:56 PM, jep200404 at columbus.rr.com wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:09:56 -0500, jep200404 at columbus.rr.com wrote:
>> [1] See http://colug.net/python/dojo/20140117/word-count-example-rev2.ipynb
>        "for character in bunch_of_words:\n",
>        "    if character in string.punctuation:\n",
>        "        bunch_of_words = bunch_of_words.replace(character,\"\")\n",
> can be simplified as .translate(None, string.punctuation)
> as in http://colug.net/python/dojo/20140117/word-count-example-rev3.ipynb
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