~ The simplest way to read from a file in Python


Reading from a file in python - this is where it gets interesting!

Challenge - Read from a text file in Python

Read the task instructions that are included in the comments in the code, and then get started!

You can either edit and code online in repl.it (click on the link on the right which says EDIT on repl.it. Alternatively, you can simply cut and paste the below into your own python file

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Code

""" ==============TASK
1. Create a new file called fakefacebook.txt
2. In it store the following data for 3 individuals

          username, password, emailaddress,    no.of.friends
    e.g.  marvR     pass123   marv@gmail.com   400

3. Print the results of the file to the screen
"""

import csv

#1. Open the File, Read it into a list, and Print Contents 


with open("studentinfo.txt",newline="") as f:
  reader=csv.reader(f)
  for row in reader:
    print(row)

File Contents

filename: studentinfo.txt

001,Joe,Bloggs,Test1:99,Test2:100,Test3:7
002,Ash,Smith,Test1:20,Test2:20,Test3:100

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Flowchart: Python program to get the Fibonacci series between 0 to 50
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Testing Table

You may want to read a little about Testing first. A teacher may go through some examples with you. Feel free to fill in the test table here, and screenshot it in to your powerpoint. Testing is absolutely essential once you have created a program!
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