Posted By: Anonymous
I have a function that parses a file into a list. I’m trying to return that list so I can use it in other functions.
def splitNet(): network =  for line in open("/home/tom/Dropbox/CN/Python/CW2/network.txt","r").readlines(): line = line.replace("rn", "") line = string.split(line, ',') line = map(int, line) network.append(line) return network
When I try to print the list outside of the function (for debugging) I get this error:
NameError: name 'network' is not defined
Is there something simple I am doing wrong or is there a better way to pass variables between functions without using globals?
Variables cannot be accessed outside the scope of a function they were defined in.
Simply do this:
network = splitNet() print network