aselya aselya - 1 year ago 229
Python Question

TypeError: can only join an iterable python

I'm trying to insert delimiters into a string that was created by a previous function (ifw(in_list)). I'm not having any issues with \n or \t but once my code gets to "," join it breaks down. I've tried a few different solutions and looked through similar questions/answers on the site but I keep getting the TypeError: can only join an iterable. Any help you can provide me would be very apprciated.

#! /usr/bin/env python
import os
import sys
import re
in_list = sys.argv

def delim(in_list):
x = "screw python"
if 'BLANK' in x:
x = ' '.join(ifw(in_list))
return x
elif 'TAB' in x:
x = ifw(in_list)
x = '\t'.join(x)
return x
elif 'NL' in x:
x = ifw(in_list)
x = '\n'.join(x)
return x
elif 'COMMA' in x:
x = ','.join(str(x) for x in (ifw(in_list)))
elif 'COLON' in x:
x = ifw(in_list)
x = ':'.join(x)
return x
elif 'SEMICOLON' in x:
x = ifw(in_list)
x = ';'.join(x)
return x
elif 'SLASH' in x:
x = ifw(in_list)
x = '/'.join(x)
return x
x = ifw(in_list)

def ifw(in_list):
usr_choice = (in_list)[1]
if usr_choice == 'i':
elif usr_choice =='f':
elif usr_choice == 'w':

def float_sort(in_list):
float_sort = "test"
sorted_float = "test"
float_sort = in_list[2:]
float_sort = ''.join(float_sort)
#float_sort1 = " ".join(list((re.findall(r"((?<!\S)\d+(?!\S))", float_sort))))
#float_sort2 = ' '.join(list(re.findall(r"(\d+\.\d+)", float_sort)
float_sort = " ".join(re.findall(r"\d*\.\d+|\d+", float_sort))
sorted_float = sorted(float_sort, key=len)
return float_sort

#print (float_sort(in_list))

def word_sort(in_list):
word_sort = " 1a "
word_sort = sorted(in_list[2:], key=len) #in_list must be 2 because the program will view usr input as a word
for i in word_sort:
punctuation = '.',',',';','!',' / ','"','?' #strips punctuation from words
if i in punctuation: #removes punctuation
word_sort = word_sort.replace(i," ")
#word_sort= sorted(word_sort, key=lambda L: (L.lower(), L))
word_sort= " ".join(sorted(word_sort, key=lambda L: (L.lower(), L))) #takes string and sorts by length giving priority to upper over lower when tied
sorted_word = " 1a " #left for testing
sorted_word = re.sub("\S+\d\S+", "", word_sort).strip() #removes any word with a number in it
sorted_word = "".join(sorted_word) #joins the results back into a string
return sorted_word

def int_sort(in_list):
in_list = " ".join(in_list[1:]) # takes information from argv and creates a string with it
int_sort = " ".join(list(reversed(re.findall(r"(?<!\S)\d+(?!\S)", in_list))))
# find all looks for a pattern of anything but a space... any number. anything besides a space in the in_list and returns it
#reveresd flips that return backwards
# list turns that into a list and join makes it a string again
return int_sort

#print int_sort(in_list)

#print (delim(in_list))

Answer Source

Your ifw function has no return statement, so it returns None.

So the line:

x = ','.join(str(x) for x in (ifw(in_list)))


x = ','.join(str(x) for x in None)

and python can't iterate over None.

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