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Author Topic: In Python 2.7. how do I Read in Specific Text From a File and Assign to Variable  (Read 1830 times)

CodeTRUCKER

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Hello,

How do I read in text as string instead of an integer?

Code: Python [Select]
  1. start = content.find("SimVars.0")
  2. latstart = content.find("Latitude=")
  3. latend = content.find("Latitude=",latstart+1)
  4. longstart = content.find("Longitude=",start)
  5. longend = content.find(",",longstart)

These lines are supposed to read in data as text, but all the values I get are these numbers (respectively)...

5628
5639
-1
5664
8795

The raw data from text file...

[SimVars.0]
Latitude=N21° 20' 47.36"
Longitude=W157° 27' 23.20"

What is wrong? 

Thanks.
Calvin
« Last Edit: June 02, 2022, 11:19 PM by CodeTRUCKER »

wraith808

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I'm assuming you read the content into a string and that's what the content variable is as that's not specified.

Find returns the location of the first occurence of the string. You then have to use that to read the actual string. The -1 means it was not found.

https://www.geeksfor.../python-string-find/

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Thanks w808. With your help light is beginning to break through, albeit somewhat fuzzy. I'm reading/re-reading the link you offered and the collateral information. I'm going to try and wrestle with this for a while and see if I can teach myself with the references. I may be back if I get stuck or lost.