[Tutor] newbie: Reading text file

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 1 13:58:52 CEST 2007

"Grant Hagstrom" <grantahagstrom at gmail.com> wrote

> The reason why I didn't want the import solution is that I am 
> learning
> python because I want to parse text data. This problem was perfect 
> practice.

The best book on this topic is David Mertz' book Text Processing in
Python. The draft version is available online here:


You may well finde it helpful, however it is not a beginners book.

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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