Use list name as string
google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Feb 4 12:49:57 EST 2009
Vincent Davis wrote:
> I guess what I am saying is that it does not seem like I am adding
> any information that is not already there when I have to enter that
> list and list name after all they are the same.
If you write:
y = x
then both x and y refer to the same list.
The actual names of the variables and functions shouldn't matter to the
outside world; the name of an output file shouldn't depend on the name
of a variable.
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Vincent Davis
> <vincent at vincentdavis.net <mailto:vincent at vincentdavis.net>> wrote:
> I know nothing but that sucks. I can think of a lot of times I
> would like to do something similar. There really is no way to do
> this, itseems like there would be some simple way kind of like
> str(listname)but backwards or different.
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM, MRAB <google at mrabarnett.plus.com
> <mailto:google at mrabarnett.plus.com>> wrote:
> Vincent Davis wrote:
> > Sorry for not being clear I would have something like this
> x = [1, 2, 3,5 ,6 ,9,234]
> > Then def savedata(dataname): ..........
> > savedata(x)
> > this would save a to a file called x.csv This is my
> > problem,getting the name to be x.csv which is the same as
> > the name of the list.
> > and the data in the file would be 1,2,3,5,6,9,234 this
> > parts works
> The list itself doesn't have a name. You need to pass in both
> the name and the list:
> def savedata(name, data): ..........
> savedata("x", x)
More information about the Python-list