[newbie/2.5.1.1] Computing value of a word?

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed Feb 16 10:27:06 CET 2011


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:17 AM, Gilles Ganault <nospam at nospam.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> For a game, I need to go through a wordlist, and for each word,
> compute its value, ie. a=1, b=2, etc.
>
> So for instance, NewYork = 14 + 5 + 23 + 25 + 15 + 18 + 11 = 111.
>
> Before I write the obvious While loop to go through each line in the
> input text file, I was wondering if Python didn't already have some
> function to perform this type of computation.

A = ord('a') - 1
for line in your_file:
    word = line.strip().lower()
    score = sum(ord(letter)-A for letter in word)

Cheers,
Chris
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