[Tutor] Parsing text file? [Text Processing in Python]

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Apr 16 14:42:11 EDT 2004

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Kooser, Ara S wrote:

>   I have finished the filter program which removes the header in
> original file. I now need to remove the first column of data and then
> convert the second. Is parsing right for this? Are there good websites
> for me to read or books on this? I am trying to write as much of my own
> code as possible and ask questions. ;)  Thanks. This is on Python 2.3.3.

Hi Ara,

Actually, there is!  *grin*

David Mertz has written a book on Text Processing in Python:


and he's graciously put his book online.  His book has a 'functional'
slant, so it's also an introduction to practical functional programming.

Hope this helps!

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