[Tutor] how to print array without adding newline

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 11:44:42 CEST 2012

On Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:17:16 -0700 (PDT), vickistan 
<vicki at stanfield.net> wrote:
> Hello: I am trying to output an array to another program that takes 
an array
> as input, but the print statement adds a newline. If it were adding 
to each
> individual element, I could solve it easily, but it is adding one 
at the end
> of the array. Is there another way to print an array besides 

> print arrayname

Yes. You can use:

print arrayname,

Note the trailing comma ',' character at the end of the print 
statement. In python 2 this is the normal way to stop print from 
adding a newline. It's a silly syntax that has been fixed in python 
3. If your using python 3 then it looks like

print(arrayname, end='')

which makes a bit more sense to me.

By the way what your calling an array, python calls a list. In python 
the word array is usually used to refer to a number of other things.

As a more general comment: are you the author of both programs? If so 
then you can choose a different format for outputting your data. My 
default choice would be to print out each url on a separate line, 
without the square brackets or commas. You can do that with:

for url in arrayname:
    print url

Note that I want print to add the newlines. This is a common way of 
working with text files and this is the reason that print adds a 


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