Use list name as string

Vincent Davis vincent at vincentdavis.net
Wed Feb 4 18:31:38 CET 2009


can I do it the otherway, that issavedata('nameoflist')


Thanks
Vincent Davis
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On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM, Vincent Davis <vincent at vincentdavis.net>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.
> Thanks
> Vincent Davis
>
>
>
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> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Vincent Davis <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, it seems like
>> there would be some simple way kind of like str(listname) but backwards or
>> different.
>> Thanks
>> Vincent Davis
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM, MRAB <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)
>>>
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