convert string to list

Wolfram Kraus kraus at hagen-partner.de
Wed Oct 13 17:09:54 CEST 2004


Wolfram Kraus wrote:
> Jochen Hub wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am a real beginner in Python and I was wondering if there is a way 
>> to convert a string (which contains a list) to a "real" list.
>>
>> I need this since I would like to give a list as an argument to my 
>> Python script from the bash:
>>
>> #!/usr/bin/python
>> import sys
>> argument1 = sys.argv[1]
>> thelist = ???(argument1)
>>
>> and then call the script from the bash like this
>>
>> thescript.py ["A","B","C"]
>>
>> Thanks you,
>> Jochen
> 
> If you are sure that the list always looks that way:
> 
>  >>> l = '["A","B","C"] '
>  >>> l[1:-2].replace('"','').split(',')
> ['A', 'B', 'C']
> 
> 
> HTH,
> Wolfram
Damn, I knew there must be something wrong with the -2 (too much work 
today??):
 >>> l = '["A","B","C"]'
 >>> l[1:-1].replace('"','').split(',')
['A', 'B', 'C']

Or try the other solution with multiple arguments (better way IMHO)

Wolfram



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