how to read a tab delimited file

jrlen balane nbbalane at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 06:53:36 CET 2005


if i am going to do this, how should i continue:
how would i know the end of file?


table_data = open(filename, 'r')
table_data.readlines()


On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:37:50 -0500, Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> 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.
> 
> -Peter
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