getting values from a text file (newby)

vsoler vicente.soler at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 00:18:50 CET 2009


On 1 feb, 23:57, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Feb 2, 6:18 am, vsoler <vicente.so... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > r: in the open statement, why do you use 'rb' as 2nd argument? b is
> > supposed to be binary, and my file is text!
>
> Because unlike Stephen, r has read the csv manual. Binary mode is
> required to handle properly cases like '\n' embedded in a field --
> something which can easily happen when the data has been extracted
> from a database with slack data-entry validation.

Where can I get the csv manual?



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