Python Classes and dynamic class members

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Sat Nov 4 00:32:45 CET 2006


acatejr at gmail.com wrote:
> I have a text file that I am parsing.  Each line is of the form:
> 
> max_time  0.01 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.11 0.12
> 
> The first item is the field name and the next twelve items are values
> for each month in the year.  There are multiple lines each for some
> different variable.  I am able to parse this data easily enough, but
> what I'd like to do is have a class that stores all this infomormation
> using dynamic member attributes/fields and the resulting list of
> values.  For example, if the class WeatherData was instantiated and I
> parsed the line above as so:
> 
> field_name = "max_time;
> values = [0.01,0.02,0.03,0.04,0.05,0.06,0.07,0.08,0.09,0.10,0.11,0.12]
> 
> how could I get weather data to store values in an attribute called
> "max_time"?  Ultimately, something like this would be possible:
> 
> 
>>>>WeatherData.max_time
>>>>[0.01,0.02,0.03,0.04,0.05,0.06,0.07,0.08,0.09,0.10,0.11,0.12]
> 
> 
> Any help would be appreciated.
> 
setattr(Weatherdata, "max_time", max_time)

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