Is there a method (similar to str() method in R) that can print thedata structure in python?

Discussion in 'Python' started by Peng Yu, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Peng Yu

    Peng Yu Guest


    I am looking for a method in python that is similar to the function
    str() in R, if you are familiar with R,

    If you have no idea of R, what I want is to print the class
    information of an object and the values of its members. Overloading
    '__expr__' and '__repr__' then using 'print' can sort of do what I
    want. But not quite. For example, if I have a list of many elements, I
    don't want to print all the elements. R's str() function can
    automatically take care of this issue. It also has other advantages, I
    am wondering if there is something similar available in python?

    Peng Yu, Sep 26, 2009
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