Reading in strings -> numbers ??

Louis M. Pecora pecora at
Sun Apr 30 10:33:27 EDT 2000

Bruce wrote:
The syntax is not equivalent in the same sense as printf vs. scanf, but
re module will you to parse out substrings from whatever text file
you are trying to read, and then eval() can be used on the components
of the
result, to turn the "fields" that are numeric strings into Python


Checked out the module and for me it's not transparent (I've been
at Python for on ly 3 weeks, sorry).  Would you or anyone have any
examples of doing what you suggest to read in numbers?  Thanks.

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