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

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Tue Jul 2 03:11:32 CEST 2013

```On 07/01/2013 05:16 PM, rusi wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:32:44 AM UTC+5:30, Dave Angel wrote:
>>    <SNIP>

>
> Yes in this specific instance all this is probably true.
> I believe however, that Joel's intent in reposting this is more global (and important) in its scope, viz:
>
> If this list persists in the current unhealthy state which it is experiencing, authentic noob questions will get buried in mountains of bullshit.
>
> Note: I find Joshua's answer fine given the question.
>
>> If the OP has abandoned it, so should we.
>
> If you were a noob-OP who asked that question and the result unfolded as it has, what would you do?
>

Point well-taken.  So I'll see what I can do here.  I'll put comments on

finale_line = []    #missing initialization
lot_number = 99

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     #not referenced

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:
pass

Since all the numbers are butted together in the string  line_out, the
later logic is iterating over digits, which cannot be bigger than 9.  So
the else clause is nonsensical.  Even if they were to run, they'd give
runtime errors.

> #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.#

No clue what that means.  What numbers are between what lines?  And what
is a normal print?

Presumably the intent was to somehow do a variable spacing of those digits.

--
DaveA

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