read file into list of lists

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Jul 11 22:32:12 CEST 2008


On Jul 11, 11:35 pm, Paddy <paddy3... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2:15 pm, antar2 <desoth... at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hello,
>
> > I can not find out how to read a file into a list of lists. I know how
> > to split a text into a list
>
> > sentences = line.split(\n)
>
> > following text for example should be considered as a list of lists (3
> > columns and 3 rows), so that when I make the print statement list[0]
> > [0], that the word pear appears
>
> > pear noun singular
> > books nouns plural
> > table noun singular
>
> > Can someone help me?
>
> > Thanks
>
> lofl = [line.strip().split() for line in the_opened_file]
>

>>> line = '   foo   bar   '
>>> line.strip().split()
['foo', 'bar']
>>> line.split()
['foo', 'bar']




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