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Old 06-18-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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How do I print using format that padded space between printed value ?

root:/home/python_code# ./

I would like to see the column line up straight regardless
of how many characters list[i] has

i subscript,   list[i],     len(list[i]),     len(list)

0              cat                3            3
1              window                6            3
2              idiosyncrasy                12            3


import re
import os
import os.path
import sys
import string

list = ['cat', 'window', 'idiosyncrasy']

print "====================\n"

print "i subscript,   list[i],     len(list[i]),     len(list)\n"

for i in range(len(list)):
   print i, " "*12, list[i], " "*14, len(list[i]), " "*10, len(list)
Old 06-18-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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I don't know python so my syntax is probably wrong but something like

offset1 = 14 - len(list[i])
if offset1 > 9
   offset2 = 9
   offset2 = 10

print i, " "*12, list[i], " "*offset1, len(list[i]), " "*offset2, len(list)
Old 06-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thank you leonscape for your suggestion


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