How would I write this perl script in python?

David Bolen db3l at fitlinxx.com
Tue Nov 6 04:41:34 CET 2001


David Bolen <db3l at fitlinxx.com> writes:

(following up to myself)

>     import re, fileinput
> 
>     for line in fileinput.input():
> 
>         match = re.search(r'^(\w+\s+)(\-*\d+\.\d+)(\s+)(\-*\d+\.\d+)$',line)
>         if match:
> 	    val = match.group(2) - 0.775
>             print "%s%s%s%s" % (match.group(1),val,
>                                 match.group(3),match.group(4))
>         else:
>             print

Nick's similar followup showed a bug in my sample (knew I should have
simulated some input :-)).  You need to convert match.group(2) to a
floating point value for the calculation - e.g.,
"float(match.group(2))"

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