[Tutor] Which should it be, lists, tuples, dictionary or files?
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Jan 2 23:47:42 CET 2012
Ken G. wrote:
> I have been using an Open Office Spreadsheet containing basically, the
> food name, basic serving amount, calories, sodium and carbohydrate.
> Daily, I entered the servicing amount being eaten and its calculate the
> amount of calories, sodium and carbohydrate. For some odd reason, I
> kept losing the spreadsheet and its data.
> I am interested in keeping track of the number of calories consumed each
> day. Due to losing the spreadsheet data so frequencies, I decided to
> use Python in keeping track of the basic information and perhaps, keep
> track of the calories in a file.
If you lose the spreadsheets, what makes you think you won't lose the Python
> Should the above five elements be stored as a list, tuples, dictionary
> or file? I am will familiar with files and have some knowledge of using
> lists and tuples. Not too familiar with dictionary.
If you to store the data permanently, it has to go into a file. I suggest you
learn about INI files to start with. Start by googling for "INI file format"
and see if it sounds like what you could use.
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