Query about doing fortran-esque repeat formatting

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Mon Nov 9 13:31:00 CET 2009


Glenn Hutchings wrote:
> Rob Briggs <rdbriggs <at> mun.ca> writes:
>
>   
>> Is there a way to do a repeat formatting command like in Fortran? Rather
>> that doing this:
>>
>> print "%s %-5.3f %-5.3f %-5.3f %-5.3f %-5.3f %-5.3f %-5.3f" %
>> (parmName[i], tmp[i][1], tmp[i][2], tmp[i][4],  tmp[i][6],  tmp[i][7],
>> tmp[i][8],  tmp[i][9])
>>     
>
> There certainly is.  You can use python's string concatenation
> and repeat operators:
>
> print "%s" + " %-5.3f" * 7 % <stuff>
>
> Glenn
>
>   

data = tuple(parmName[i]) + tuple(tmp[i])

print "%s" + " %-5.3f" * len(tmp[i]) % data

That should do the trick.

JM

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