replace

replace(infile, outfile, tokens, values, formats=None, encoding='utf-8')

Replace values in a file using delimiters.

Parameters
infilestr

Name of template file that will be parsed.

outfilestr

Name of file that will received the template parsed. If equal to None or to infile, the file will be replaced in-place.

tokenslist of str

Regexes that will be replaced. When dealing with overlapping tokens, longest tokens should go first.

valueslist

Values (can be string, float, …) that will replace the tokens. The list must have the same size as tokens.

formatslist of str, optional

A list of formats for printing the values in the parsed files at tokens locations see https://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html#formatspec

encodingstr, optional

File encoding see http://docs.python.org/2/library/codecs.html#codec-base-classes

Raises
AssertionError

parameters badly set

EOFError

a token has not been found

Examples

>>> import openturns.coupling_tools as otct
>>> # write a template file
>>> with open('prgm.dat.in', 'w') as f:
...     count = f.write('E=@E_VAR F=-PF-')
>>> # replace tokens from template
>>> otct.replace('prgm.dat.in', 'prgm.dat',
...     tokens=["@E_VAR", '-PF-'], values=[1.4, '5'])
>>> # display file
>>> with open('prgm.dat', 'r') as f:
...     print(f.read())
E=1.4 F=5