Reading a tab delimited text file.
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Mon Feb 23 23:06:58 CET 2009
> I would like to read a text file of numbers produced by a data
> acquisition system into three vectors of doubles. The contents of the
> file are:
> +0.0000000e+0 +2.7645134e+1 +2.7745625e+1
> +0.4100041e-1 +2.7637787e+1 +2.7731047e+1
> +0.0820008e+0 +2.7645134e+1 +2.7750483e+1
> I would like to read the first column into time_vec, second into
> ch1_vec and so on.
> (I have never programmed in python and am having trouble finding a way
> to do this).
Well, a very terse way of doing it would be something like:
time_vec, ch1_vec, and_so_on = zip(*(
for line in file('in.txt')))
If my junior developer authored that, I'm not sure whether I'd
laud her or fire her. :)
If this isn't homework, there are some less terse versions which
are a bit easier on the eyes and less like some love-child
between Perl and Python.
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