Reading a two-column file into an array?

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Tue Jul 31 08:03:55 CEST 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 21:57:17 -0700, Nagarajan wrote:

> a = []
> import csv
> reader = csv.reader(open("filename", "r"), delimiter='\t' )
> for row in reader:
>     a.append( row )

I would keep a reference to the file to close it properly and the loop can
be replaced by a call to `list()`:

import csv

def main():
    data_file = open('filename', 'rb')
    a = list(csv.reader(data_file, delimiter='\t'))

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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