I need help with something I'm working on. I'm new to python so bare with me.

I have a string being randomly generated in such format (example):

``F' B D D2 A2 C'``

6 Letters from A to F with ether a number " 2 " or " ' " attached to a letter or nothing at all.

What I'm trying to do is to assign each letter as a variable.

The string is basically a sequence in which certain functions have to be executed.

Any thoughts on how I could achieve this?

I tried generating a list and then extracting variables based on position [x:x] but as the letters without 2 or " ' " are randomly placed in a string its impossible to it.

You could start like this

``````mystring = "F' B D D2 A2 C'"
mylist = mystring.split()
print(mylist)
print(mylist[3])

""" my output -->
["F'", 'B', 'D', 'D2', 'A2', "C'"]
D2
"""``````

Ok but how would I assign a name to each of the letters
["F'", 'B', 'D', 'D2', 'A2', "C'"]? The string is random so range slicing wont work.

Perhaps have a dictionary?

``````>>> def FFunc():
print "This is the F function"

>>> def BFunc():
print"This is the B function"

>>> def DFunc():
print "This is the D function"

>>> randomstuff = ['F','B','D','F','B']
>>> funcdict = {'F':FFunc,'B':BFunc,"D":DFunc}
>>> for f in randomstuff:
funcdict[f]()

This is the F function
This is the B function
This is the D function
This is the F function
This is the B function
>>>``````

See by using the dictionary i could link the strings to a function, you could add functions and strings to the dictionary easily.

That was just a quick example made with IDLE but i think it illustrates the power of a dictionary and how it can be useful in these situations. :)

hope that helps :)

EDIT: Just re-read the question.. not so sure if this is relevant anymore :S

What do you mean by "assign a name to each of the letters" ?

This is perfect! Thanks!