how to read a tab delimited file

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 06:57:27 CET 2005


 > Peter Hansen wrote:
 >
 >>jrlen balane wrote:
 >>
 >>>how would i read a tab delimited file? at the same time put what i
 >>>read in an array, say for example that i know that the file is an
 >>>array with column= 5 and row=unknown.
 >>
 >>Use the "csv" module.  Although that stands for "comma
 >>separated values", it readily supports alternative
 >>delimiters such as TAB.

jrlen balane top-posted:
> if i am going to do this, how should i continue:
> how would i know the end of file?

Look at the examples in the docs:

http://docs.python.org/lib/node617.html

STeVe



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