[Tutor] Using split with a backslash

Bryan Fodness bryan.fodness at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 16:44:10 CEST 2008

I have a data pair separated by a backslash.  I didn' t think it would see
an end of line if the backslash was inside the quotes.
Can this be done?  I don't have a choice in what the separator is.

>>> LeafJawPositions='-42.000000000001\29.800000000001'
>>> LeafJawPositions
>>> x1, x2 = LeafJawPositions.split('\x0')
ValueError: invalid \x escape
>>> x1, x2 = LeafJawPositions.split('\')

SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string

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