Help for Python newbie
bob.hibberdine at ntlworld.com
Tue Jun 12 11:01:34 CEST 2001
Any help with the following much appreciated.
I want to convert a list of items into a tab separated string. According the
Python manuals I can use join:
I quote from the manual:
join (words[, sep])
Concatenate a list or tuple of words with intervening occurrences of
sep. The default value of sep is a single space character......
here's the output from the interpreter:
PythonWin 2.0 (#8, Mar 7 2001, 16:04:37) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.
Portions Copyright 1994-2001 Mark Hammond (MarkH at ActiveState.com) - see
'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
>>> import string
>>> mylist = ['1','2','3']
>>> mystring = ''
>>> mystring = mystring.join(mylist)
>>> print mystring
note there is no space between the items.
Now, I try to use join as I want, I get:
>>> mystring = mystring.join(mylist,'\t')
Traceback (innermost last):
File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: join requires exactly 1 argument; 2 given
I got my python form ActiveState and am working on Win98.
Thanks in advance.
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