read csv error question

Vincent Davis vincent at vincentdavis.net
Tue Feb 24 01:05:55 CET 2009


I just thought to look in the documentation for open() It seems this may
contain the answers to my questions. I am just to new to python to know
where my problem is,
Thanks
Vincent Davis
720-301-3003


On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Benjamin Kaplan
<benjamin.kaplan at case.edu>wrote:

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> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 6:43 PM, MRAB <google at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
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>> Vincent Davis wrote:
>>
>>> I am trying to read a csv file from excel on a mac. I get the following
>>> error.
>>> SystemExit: file some.csv, line 1: new-line character seen in unquoted
>>> field - do you need to open the file in universal-newline mode?
>>> I was using the example code
>>> import csv, sys
>>>
>>> reader = csv.reader(open('/Volumes/vincentdavis
>>> 2/match/data/matchdata2008.csv', "rb"))
>>> try:
>>>    for row in reader:
>>>        print row
>>> except csv.Error, e:
>>>    sys.exit('file %s, line %d: %s' % (filename, reader.line_num, e))
>>>
>>> I think this has to do with the end of line character but I am unsure how
>>> to fix it. I don't what to change the actual csv file I would like to fix
>>> the code.
>>>
>>>  FYI, Mac line endings are carriage-return '\r', Linux line endings are
>> linefeed '\n', and Windows endings are _both_ '\r\n'.
>>
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> Just to clarify, only the old Mac OSes (1-9) use carriage returns. OS X is
> Unix-based so it uses line feeds.
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