Save in Python
If you want to save something in python, there are two ways you can go about it. One, is with pickle. I won't be covering that since it is a bit more complicated then the technique I use.
Ok, the first thing that you need to do is create a python file. Then a .txt file.
I named mine ‘save.txt’
In the python file, define the variables that you would like to save:
name = ‘forthethethethe’ fav_code = ‘python’ age = 12345 moo = ‘cow’
Alrighty, now we need to save these to the file. Define a function called ‘save()’
def save(): #open the file o = open(‘save.txt’, ‘w’) o.write(name + ‘ ‘ + fav_code + ‘ ‘ + str(age) + ‘ ‘ + moo) #make sure to close the file o.close()
Ok, so now we have our information in a file, how do we get it out? First, define a function called ‘load()’
def load(): #First we need to open up the file r= open(‘save.txt’, ‘r’) #now, we need to define a list that will hold the data save_list = r.read().split() #this should split the data into a list #now we’ll set the variables equal to the data we extracted from the file name = save_list fav_code = save_list age = int(save_list) moo = save_list #close the file r.close()
Now, we need to test if this works. First, we’ll set the variables to an input:
name = input(‘Name: ‘) fav_code = input(‘Favorite coding Language: ‘) age = input(‘How old are you? ’) moo = input(‘What animal moo’s? ‘)
We’ll input Bob for name, then Python, 45, and pig.
Then we’ll save the data:
Then load it:
Next we’ll check if it actually saved the data, we’ll print it out:
print(“Your name is: “ + name) print(“Your favorite coding language is: “ + fav_code) print(“Your age is: “ + str(age)) print(“A “ + moo + ‘ says moo’)
Your name is: Bob Your favorite coding language is: Python Your age is: 45 A pig says moo
So there you have it, a way to save a list of variables into a text file.
I hope you learned something, and if you didn’t,
throw some rotten fruit then I hope you enjoyed reading this.
And if you want to see the repl, you can check it out here: https://repl.it/@forthethethethe/Saving-to-TXT#main.py