[Tutor] Reading every 5th line

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Sun Aug 8 16:20:39 CEST 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "nitin chandra" <nitinchandra1 at gmail.com>
To: <tutor at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 5:04 AM
Subject: [Tutor] Reading every 5th line

> Hello Everyone,
> I am to make a small programme for a friend of mine
> where i am to start reading from 14th (string) from a file and then
> read every 5th row.
> ie.
> in 1st read it reads the 14 row in a File, write to an OUTPUT-1 file
> Next reads 19th row, write to the OUTPUT-1 file
> then 24th row,... so on.
> and the second loop does is
> reads the 15th line as the first line from same input file and write
> to OUTPUT-2 file
> next reads 20th line / row, write to the OUTPUT-2 file
> I have tried various ways but some how i am ONLY able to do i simple
> read from one file and write to another.
> There are 3024 rows / lines PER file and there are 24 such file I need
> to run the programme on.
> I really need this on an urgent basis. can some one please help me in 
> this.
> Thanks in Advance
> Nitin
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Try using "range(start, end, step)".

If this is for a class exercise, it would be unfair to say more. If it's not 
for an assignment, I can show you more.


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