Have a variable column length in printf

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Sun May 31 09:03:21 CEST 2009


On 5/30/2009 10:58 PM Cameron Pulsford said...
> Hello all, I'm trying to pretty print a list, so I am doing something like
> 
> print '%3d' % integer
> 
> only I would like that 3 to be a variable, instead of hardcoded. Is this 
> possible, or are there any other ways to accomplish this? Thanks!
> 

 >>> integer = 12
 >>> for lenvar in (4,5,6,7):
...     print ("%%%sd" % lenvar) % integer
...
   12
    12
     12
      12
 >>>


Emile




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