How do I process this?

John Gordon gordon at
Tue Mar 4 05:46:24 CET 2014

In <mailman.7690.1393905834.18130.python-list at> Igor Korot <ikorot01 at> writes:

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> Hi, ALL,
> I have a csv file which depending on how it was produced gives 2 different
> strings as shown in the example below (test1 and test2).
> I am only interested in the first field in test1 and obviously in the whole
> string of test2.

> So, I tried to see if I can get what I want in one simple way, but failed.
> Is it possible to process the file independently?

> Thank you.

split() returns a list.  Use indexing to grab only the element you want,
like this:

    t1 = test1.split(',')[0]
    t2 = test2.split(',')[0]

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