[python-uk] Reading a file of tab-separated values

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 10:40:14 CET 2007


On Nov 16, 2007 8:57 AM, Mark Summerfield <mark at qtrac.eu> wrote:
> On 2007-11-16, Jeremy Nicoll - pyuk wrote:
> > Is there a simple way to read a whole (modest sized, parameter) file of
> > lines of tab-separated lines into one Python data-structure?
>
> I think the csv module can do this. (Despite its name it can handle any
> delimiter you give it.)

Can it also handle the situation where you have a gaggle of tuples
separated by commas? I.e. does it disregard commas nested within
brackets?

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