Newbie problem

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Thu Nov 27 12:32:34 CET 2003

Angelo Secchi wrote:

> Of course I receive an error in line "data_clean.write(temp_field)"
> saying "TypeError: argument 1 must be string or read-only character
> buffer, not list". I'm a newbie and reading tutorials around I was not

Here's how to convert the list of strings into a tab-separated string:


Note that the functions in the string module are available as string
methods, for example instead of

string.replace(s, old, new) 

you'd rather write

s.replace(old, new)

A more readable way to iterate over the lines in a file is:

for temp_string in data:
    # process temp_string here


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