Create a function called
write_to_file(filename, text) that opens a file whose
filename was passed as an argument and saves the separate words from the
text argument, one word per line.
The usage of the
write_to_file(filename, text) function should be as follows:
- We provide the name of the file that will be created, e.g.,
- We provide the string of words as a second argument, e.g.,
"I like cats".
- The function creates a filename called
my_filename.txt. The contents of the file would be:
Remember that normal iterations on strings iterate over characters, not words.
.split() function can be used to split text into words. By default, it splits on every whitespace character:
sentence = "I learn something new everyday"
word_list = sentence.split()
>> ['I', 'learn', 'something', 'new', 'everyday']
To write to a file you need to open the file in the write (
'w') mode and use the
with open(filename, 'w') as f:
Remember to add
'\n' to every word when saving a word to the file.
Make sure you don't remove the last line in the Code Editor:
write_to_file('new_file.txt', 'I love Python')
Don't write anything else to the file. Remember – you can always check what you've written to the file. At the end of the whole code you can type:
with open('new_file.txt', 'r') as f:
The result should be: