ValueError: too many values to unpack,>>>

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Thu Sep 27 18:42:55 CEST 2007


On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:36:58 -0400, Shawn Minisall wrote:

> With the multiple value lines, python says this "ValueError: too many 
> values to unpack"
> 
> I've googled it and it says that happens when you have too few or too 
> many strings that don't match with the variables in number your trying 
> to assign them too.  Below are the lines in reading in:
> 
> line 3 - 19.18    29.15    78.75    212.10
> line 4 - 100    20    410.29   
> 
> And this is the code I'm using:
> 
>     #read withdrawls from file on line3
>     line = infile.readline()
>    
>     #split withdrawls up
>     withdraw1, withdraw2, withdraw3, withdraw4 = string.split(line, "\t")
> 
>     #read deposits from file on line4
>     line = infile.readline()
>     #split deposits up
>     deposit1, deposit2, deposit3 = string.split(line, "\t")
> 
> I have 4 strings to match line 3 and 3 to match the 3 on line 4...any 
> thoughts?

First thought is to find out which of the two lines triggers the
exception.  This information is part of the full traceback.

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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