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Python: Split a string of words separated by commas and spaces into 2 lists: words and separators

Python Programming Puzzles: Exercise-8 with Solution

Write a Python program to split a string of words separated by commas and spaces into two lists, words and separators.

Input:  
W3resource Python, Exercises.
Output:
[['W3resource', 'Python', 'Exercises.'], [' ', ', ']]

Input: 
The dance, held in the school gym, ended at midnight.
Output:
[['The', 'dance', 'held', 'in', 'the', 'school', 'gym', 'ended', 'at', 'midnight.'], [' ', ', ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ', ', ' ', ' ']] Input: The colors in my studyroom are blue, green, and yellow. Output: [['The', 'colors', 'in', 'my', 'studyroom', 'are', 'blue', 'green', 'and', 'yellow.'], [' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ', ', ', ', ' ']]

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Python: Split a string of words separated by commas and spaces into 2 lists: words and separators.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

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def test(string):
    import re
    merged = re.split(r"([ ,]+)", string)
    return [merged[::2], merged[1::2]]
s = "W3resource Python, Exercises."
print("Original string:",s)
print("Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:")
print(test(s))
s = "The dance, held in the school gym, ended at midnight."
print("\nOriginal string:",s)
print("Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:")
print(test(s))
s = "The colors in my studyroom are blue, green, and yellow."
print("\nOriginal string:",s)
print("Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:")
print(test(s))

Sample Output:

Original string: W3resource Python, Exercises.
Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:
[['W3resource', 'Python', 'Exercises.'], [' ', ', ']]

Original string: The dance, held in the school gym, ended at midnight.
Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:
[['The', 'dance', 'held', 'in', 'the', 'school', 'gym', 'ended', 'at', 'midnight.'], [' ', ', ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ', ', ' ', ' ']]

Original string: The colors in my studyroom are blue, green, and yellow.
Split the said string into 2 lists: words and separators:
[['The', 'colors', 'in', 'my', 'studyroom', 'are', 'blue', 'green', 'and', 'yellow.'], [' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ' ', ', ', ', ', ' ']]

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Python: Tips of the Day

Clamps num within the inclusive range specified by the boundary values x and y:

Example:

def tips_clamp_num(num,x,y):
  return max(min(num, max(x, y)), min(x, y))
print(tips_clamp_num(2, 4, 6))
print(tips_clamp_num(1, -1, -6))

Output:

4
-1