newbe how to read in a string?

Joshua Marshall jmarshal at
Fri Mar 23 15:54:33 CET 2001

William Famy <william.famy at> wrote:
> Hi.

> I am looking how to read in a string.

> Ex
> a='2000/12/28,24.3,87.1,65.4'

> I whant to extract the 87.1. In C i would code by a
> scanf("%s,%f,%f,%f\n"),...

> How can i do this in python?

I don't think there's any generic way.  It would be nice to see
something similar to scanf in Python.

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