[Tutor] searching for multiple strings in line.starswith()
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 19 19:55:30 CEST 2010
"Bala subramanian" <bala.biophysics at gmail.com> wrote
> I have to extract the line from a file that does not contain a set
> strings in the start of the line, i wrote the following code.
> for index, line in enumerate(myvar.split('\n')):
> if line.startswith('') not in ['#Cluster','#Centroid','#End']:
line.startswith() returns a boolean result - True or False
Neither of these is in your list so the if test always passes.
You need to apply startwith to each item in your list.
You could use a list comprehension/generator expression
- or find another approach, maybe using slicing?
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