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

    Hi,

    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?

    Regards,
    Peng
    Peng Yu, Sep 26, 2009
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