[Tutor] Fw: Fw: Parsing data from a csv file [NC]

l.leichtnam at gmail.com l.leichtnam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 14:50:34 CET 2011

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From: Louis LEICHTNAM <louis.leichtnam at sgcib.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:48:04 
To: <l.leichtnam at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Fw: [Tutor] Parsing data from a csv file [NC]

Hello the loops are a bit different, and I definitely don't know if it's 
correct but I want to be able to put each part of the cvs into my future 
html code.

the cvs file is this one: 

and can be found there 

l.leichtnam at gmail.com 
03/24/2011 09:42 AM
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Fw: [Tutor] Parsing data from a csv file

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 8:34 AM, louis leichtnam <l.leichtnam at gmail.com> 

I am to extract a csv file from the web and parse it in python and after 
that make it into an html page.

I want to get the data out of the csv file, get rid of the "," and make it 

I would like to be able to print the line I want but I don't know how to 
do it.
I would like to modify some lines, and make them cleaner

Can you help me?

import urllib, csv
for char,meal,ate,qty,com in reader:

at this point  you have the five fields you want
if you do print char, meal, ate, qty,com you will see your data with the 
commas gone
    for x in char:
    for y in meal:
    for z in ate:
    for aa in qty:
    for bb in com:
for i in range(1::):
    print a[i]+b[i]+c[i]+d[i]+e[i]

These for loops puzzle me.  It looks like you are iterating over each 
character in each variable, then creating a list containing each 
I don't think you want to do that.

The for i in range(1::): will give you an error.  The range parameter 
needs to be something with a length, like a string, or a list, or a tuple.

Can you show a little bit of your data file, and give us the traceback and 
output of your program? 
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