# python adds an extra half space when reading froma string or list -- back to the question

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Mon Jul 1 22:02:44 CEST 2013

```On 07/01/2013 03:32 PM, Joel Goldstick wrote:
> I copied the original question so that the rant on the other thread
> can continue.  Let's keep this thread ontopic
>
>
> number_drawn=()
>      first=input("enter first lot: ")
>      last=input("enter last lot: ")
>      for lot_number in range(first,last):
>          line_out=str(lot_number)
>          for count in range(1,5):
>              number_drawn=raw_input("number: ")
>              line_out=line_out+(number_drawn)
>          print line_out
>          finale_line.append(line_out)
> finale_line2=finale_line
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> print finale_line
> print(" "*4),
> for n in range(1,41):
>      print n,          #this is to produce a line of numbers to compare to
> output#
> for a in finale_line:
>      print"\n",
>      print a[0]," ",
>      space_count=1
>      for b in range(1,5):
>          if int(a[b])<10:
>               print(" "*(int(a[b])-space_count)),int(a[b]),
>               space_count=int(a[b])
>          else:
>              print(" "*(a[b]-space_count)),a[b],
>              space_count=a[b]+1
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<Duplicate code removed>

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>              this generates
> <type 'list'>
> enter first lot: 1
> enter last lot: 4
> number: 2
> number: 3
> number: 4
> number: 5
> 12345
> number: 1
> number: 2
> number: 3
> number: 4
> 21234
> number: 3
> number: 4
> number: 5
> number: 6
> 33456
> ['12345', '21234', '33456']
>       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
> 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
> 1     2   3   4   5
> 2    1   2   3   4
> 3      3   4   5   6
>> #as you can see many numbers are between the lines of a normal print#
> #I thought this was due to "white space" int he format .So I tried  a list
> of strings and got the same results.#
>

But what was the expected output?  And who cares?  The code made no
sense, was incomplete, and the posted question was nonsensical.

If the OP has abandoned it, so should we.

--
DaveA

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