write whitespace/tab to a text file
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Fri Oct 19 17:06:21 CEST 2007
> I would l like to write some data to a text file. I want to write the
> data with whitespace or tabs in between so that I create tabular
> columns like in a spreadsheet. How can I do this in python.
> (btw, I'm new to python)
> names = ['John','Steve','asimov','fred','jim']
> ## output I would like in txt file : John Steve
> asimov fred jim
> for x in range(len(names)):
The idiomatic way to do this would be something like
f = open('/path/to/file.txt', 'w')
the .join() method on a string joins the contents of a list with
the string on which it's called (in this case, "\t" which is a tab).
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