Simple Text Processing
askeyaj at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 18:06:46 CEST 2009
Never mind. I guess I had been trying to make it more difficult than
it is. As a note, I can work on something for 10 hours and not figure
it out. But the second I post to a group, then I immediately figure
it out myself. Strange snake this Python...
Example for anyone else interested:
line = "this is a line"
a = line.split()
this is a line
['this', 'is', 'a', 'line']
On Sep 10, 11:36 am, AJAskey <aske... at gmail.com> wrote:
> New to Python. I can solve the problem in perl by using "split()" to
> an array. Can't figure it out in Python.
> I'm reading variable lines of text. I want to use the first number I
> find. The problem is the lines are variable.
> Input example:
> this is a number: 1
> here are some numbers 1 2 3 4
> In both lines I am only interested in the "1". I can't figure out how
> to use "split()" as it appears to make me know how many space
> separated "words" are in the line. I do not know this.
> I use: a,b,c,e = split() to get the first line in the example. The
> second line causes a runtime exception. Can I use "split" for this?
> Is there another simple way to break the "words" into an array that I
> can loop over?
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