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Old Python files

December 11, 2009
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I was just browsing through an old external hard drive and came across some python scripts that I wrote as part of a Python tutorial that I did back in grad school.  It’s funny – “hello world” and all that…

Here’s one for reading an ascii text file:

 #!/usr/bin/env python

# Read in data while skipping comment lines

for line in file('data02.txt'):
 if line[0]=='#':
 continue # Skip comment lines in the file
 x,y = line.split()
 x,y = float(x),float(y)
 print 'x =',x,'and is of type',type(x)
 print 'y =',y,'and is of type',type(y)
 

The file “data02.txt” contains the following text:

# This is a comment line
0 1
1 2
2 1.5
3 2.2
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2009 11:40 am

    Head’s up – there are leftover <code> tags in your code block (including a closing tag [ with </] first, then the opening tag after).

    I hope WP’s comments will take my escaped brackets …

    • michellejw permalink*
      December 11, 2009 11:48 am

      hey, thanks! 🙂
      I’m still pretty new to all this, and am sure to do silly things – thanks for catching that one!

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