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Hi , I am beginner at python and programming. I have been doing some exercises about counting average from txt file.

txt file data is like this.

1 : 4.25
2 : 3.97
3 : 1.45
4 : 2.33

python code is like this.

name = []

for line in open("fileData.txt").readlines():

name = map(float,name)
avg = sum(name)/len(name)
print avg

Can anyone help me explaining in a simple way in this code ,

1.what does map in this code works?

2. name.append(line.strip().split(':')[1])
for this line , what I understand is data from txt file is inserted to the array.What does split(':') and [1] do?
May 8 '17 #1
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