dd55 at cornell.edu
Tue Aug 3 02:52:33 CEST 2004
Can anyone explain this?
I have a file called old.dat with two lines:
So it's 3 bytes long. I run the following:
f = file('old.dat',mode='r')
olddata = f.readlines()
f = file('new.dat',mode='w')
new.dat is now 4 bytes long. ???
I need to reformat and then save some data. Then I need to be able to
export the reformatted data to a spreadsheet-friendly format. But once I
have simply copied (trying to isolate the problem) the file using the
script above, my export function takes 10x as long as it would have with
the original file. And worse, the output has an extra newline character
added at the end of each line. Any suggestions would really be
appreciated, I am going a bit crazy trying to understand this.
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