[Tutor] Using contents of a document to change file names, (was Re: how to extract data only after a certain ...)

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 20:37:27 CEST 2010

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Josep M. Fontana <josep.m.fontana at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Thanks Chris and Alan,
> OK, I see. Now that I managed to build the dictionary, I did a print to
> confirm that indeed the dictionary was created and it had the intended
> contents and I was surprised to see that the order of the items in it was
> totally changed. So the text file from which the dictionary was created was
> sorted in alphabetical order ('A-01,1334', 'A-02,1234',...'I-01,1334'...),
> but when I print the dictionary, I get: {'I-02': '1399', 'I-01': '1374',
> 'D-09': '1524', 'I-07': '1399' .....}
> I don't think this will be a problem for what I want to do next but I'm
> curious to know why the order is all changed in a way that doesn't seem to
> be very intuitive.

Here is a discussion of how to iterate over a dictionary in sorted order:


Joel Goldstick
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