[Tutor] output formatting

Matt Domeier domeier at umich.edu
Sat Apr 25 17:02:47 CEST 2009

Hi Wayne,

Yes, that should work perfectly, but it is in writing files that I'm  
having the problem. I'm still very new to python, so I only know to  
use something like filename.write(str(listname)) to write my list to a  
Is there a straightforward method of combining the ease of the print  
function setup that you suggested with write? Or could I somehow use  
the print function itself to write to the file (rather than just  
output to my shell/prompt)?


Quoting W W <srilyk at gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Matt Domeier <domeier at umich.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a series of lists that I need to output into files with a specific
>> format. Specifically, I need to have line breaks after each entry of the
>> list, and I need to do away with the ['..'] that accompany the data after I
>> transform the list into a string. Can I simply append a '\n' to the end of
>> all the list entries in order to enact line breaks?
> Is this what you're looking for?
> In [3]: print '\n'.join(['the quick brown fox', 'jumps over', 'the lazy
> dog'])
> the quick brown fox
> jumps over
> the lazy dog
> HTH,
> Wayne

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