Reading text files

You will be introduced to text files in this lesson. The focus will be on reading text files, and how the data from a text file can be used within a program. You will be stepped through the key methods that are used for reading text files in Python, before you complete two text file challenges.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +3 FLSKHU

1/3

Q2.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +2 LWNKWU

2/3

Q3.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +4 TCXLUR

3/3

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Q1.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +3 FLSKHU

1/3

Q2.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +2 LWNKWU

2/3

Q3.A coded message has been created. Solve the message below: +4 TCXLUR

3/3

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

Reading Text Files

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.If you want to open a text file in write format, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

1/4

Q2.If you want to open a text file and add to that file, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

2/4

Q3.If you want to open a text file and read that file, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

3/4

Q4.True or False: The readline() method always returns and additional line space at the end of it.

4/4

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Reading Text Files

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.If you want to open a text file in write format, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

1/4

Q2.If you want to open a text file and add to that file, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

2/4

Q3.If you want to open a text file and read that file, what would you put in the highlighted space in this code?

3/4

Q4.True or False: The readline() method always returns and additional line space at the end of it.

4/4

Lesson summary: Reading text files

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