Simple Text Processing
askeyaj at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 17:36:39 CEST 2009
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.
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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