How to select every other line from a text file?

Tim Chase python.list at
Mon Oct 13 21:12:35 CEST 2014

On 2014-10-13 14:45, Joel Goldstick wrote:
> Not apropos to the OP, but what came up in my mind was to write a
> generator function that returns every other line.  This would
> separate the reading from the writing code.

You mean like

  offset = 0 # or 1 if you prefer
  for line in itertools.islice(source_iter, offset, None, 2):



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