Slow Poke Slow Poke - 2 months ago 15
Python Question

Adding horizontal space between data on a Read only script

I need my output to look nice, and it looks very sloppy.

--------Current output---------

Below are the players and their scores

John Doe 120
Sally Smooth 115


----------End current output----------

My desired output follows

-------Desired output-----------------

Below are the players and their scores

John Doe 120
Sally Smooth 115


--------End desired output-------------

my current code follows;

def main():

# opens the "golf.txt" file created in the Golf Player Input python
# in read-only mode
infile = open('golf.txt', 'r')

print("Below are the players and their scores")
print()

# reads the player array from the file
name = infile.readline()

while name != '':

# reads the score array from the file
score = infile.readline()

# strip newline from field
name = name.rstrip('\n')
score = score.rstrip('\n')
# prints the names and scores
print(name + " " + score)

# read the name field of next record
name = infile.readline()

# closes the file
infile.close()


main()

Answer

Try using the tab character to format your spaces better.

print(name + "\t" + score)

This should give you something closer to your desired output. But you may need to use two if some names are long.