Split on multiple delimiters, and also treat consecutive delimiters as a single delimiter?

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 16:09:09 CEST 2015


On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 at 15:01 Victor Hooi <victorhooi at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a line that looks like this:
>
>     14     *0    330     *0     760   411|0       0   770g  1544g   117g
>  1414 computedshopcartdb:103.5%          0      30|0     0|1    19m    97m
> 1538 ComputedCartRS  PRI   09:40:26
>
> I'd like to split this line on multiple separators - in this case,
> consecutive whitespace, as well as the pipe symbol (|).
>

Is this what you want:

In [5]: def split(s):
   ...:     elements = []
   ...:     for x in s.split():  # Split whitespace
   ...:         elements.extend(x.split('|'))
   ...:     return elements
   ...:

In [6]: s = "14     *0    330     *0     760   411|0       0   770g
1544g   117g   1414 computedshopcartdb:103.5%          0      30|0
0|1    19m    97m  1538 ComputedCartRS  PRI   09:40:26"

In [7]: split(s)
Out[7]:
['14',
 '*0',
 '330',
 '*0',
 '760',
 '411',
 '0',
 '0',
 '770g',
 '1544g',
 '117g',
 '1414',
 'computedshopcartdb:103.5%',
 '0',
 '30',
 '0',
 '0',
 '1',
 '19m',
 '97m',
 '1538',
 'ComputedCartRS',
 'PRI',
 '09:40:26']

--
Oscar
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