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Code not reading http link from .txt file (Beginner level)
Hello fellow users,

I have a doubt regarding a code I wrote which reads .txt files. This was a practice exercise I found on the net which prompts the student to write a code capable to read a .txt file and extract all the numbers in it. Later these numbers should be summed up and return the total value. This is what I got so far:
file = input("Enter the name of the file to read: ")
text = open(file)

import re
numbers = list()
counter = 0

for lines in text:
    words = lines.split()
    for word in words:
        num = re.findall('[0-9]+', word)
        if len(num) != 1: continue
        for i in num:
            ii = int(i)
            counter = counter+1

print("There are ",counter, "numbers")
print("an this is the list of them:")
print("The total sum of the numbers is: ",sum(numbers))  
(The text to be read is the following:)

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Okay, it seems the code is able to find numbers and sum them up. But I've noticed that the result (9 numbers = 1868 total value) doesn't match the actual right solution (should be 10 numbers = 1875 total value). There's a deviation of 7, which I concluded is coming from the code not detecting the numbers in "". However, the code IS able to detect the number in the other line "".

So basically, it seems as the code is in trouble when it comes to a string with "http" on it, but don't understand why and how can I solve it.

Any ideas from you guys will be much appreciated.
Thanks :)
Larz60+ write Dec-13-2020, 02:05 AM:
Please post all code, output and errors (it it's entirety) between their respective tags. Refer to BBCode help topic on how to post. Use the "Preview Post" button to make sure the code is presented as you expect before hitting the "Post Reply/Thread" button.

Fixed for you this time. Pleas use code tags on future posts.
What is the purpose of line 12? Your problem has nothing to do with http. That just happens to be the only place in the text where you have two different numbers in the same "word".
(Dec-13-2020, 06:56 AM)bowlofred Wrote: What is the purpose of line 12? Your problem has nothing to do with http. That just happens to be the only place in the text where you have two different numbers in the same "word".

Hey bowlofred thanks for your reply.
I typed line 12 to avoid the "for" be actioned for empty lines. But I guess this time it's useless.
Regarding your suggestion, I'm aligned with you that the code is only getting the 1st number in the word. How could I make the code read ALL the numbers (even if two are in the same word).

Just get rid of line 12. If it finds more than one number in the word, the continue on line 12 skips them.

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