[Tutor] Major newbie question..
Gerrit Holl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 14:30:34 +0100
Kevin Liang wrote:
> This might seem like a lame question, but I'm following a tutorial on a web page, and its at a point where you're
> supposed to create a program to count the words in a file. As you can
> see, I'm a little stumped..any pointers/tips would be appreciated. The
> thing runs, but not correctly. I thought that adding .inp=
> resp.readlines(): would do the trick, but I guess not. Thanks in
> import string
> def numwords(s):
> list = string.split(s) # need to qualify split() with string module
> return len(list) # return number of elements in list
> resp = raw_input("Enter a filename : ")
> inp = resp
> total = 0 # initialise to zero; also creates variable
> for line in resp:
> total = total + numwords(line) # accumulate totals for each line
> print "File had %d words" % total
You can do it much easier:
# untested code
filename = raw_input("Enter filename: ")
filecontents = open(filename, 'r').read()
numwords = string.split(filecontents)
print "File had %d words" % numwords
I'm learning C and have just done it in C. Much more than 5 LOC :-)
print "File has %d words" % string.split(open(raw_input("Enter filename: "), 'r').read())
Only TWO LOC!
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