I am trying to do a simple thing but I am stuck :(.
Basically, I have 4 texts. I want to compare text 2 with text 1 and text 4 with text 3, then save these differences into two different texts so that these differences can then be compared.
I am stuck with saving the differences into another text. Here is the code so far
# I have 4 texts as given, need to find the difference between text2 and text1 and difference between text4 and text3 # The problem is how to save these differences into another text string # so lets say Difference (text2 - text1) = difference # Difference (text4 - text3) = difference1 # so that I can compare these 2 difference files import difflib text1 = """Aat Bat Cat Dat Eat Fat Gat Hat Iat Jat Kat Lat Mat Nat Oat Pat Qat Rat Sat Tat Uat Vat Wat Xat Yat Zat """.splitlines(1) text2 = """Aat Beat Coat Dat Eats Fact Gat Hate Iat Jat Kat Lat Mate Nat Oaty Pats Qat Rate Satire Tat Uat Vat Wat Xat Yat Zat """.splitlines(1) text3 = """Aat Bait Caveat Data East Fate Goat Hit Iat Jot Kit Let Mat Not Oat Pat Quit Rot Sit Tat Uat Vet Watts Xat Yat Zat """.splitlines(1) text4 = """Aat Bait Caveat Data East Fate Goat Hit Iat Jot Kit Let Mate Not Oaty Pats Quit Rot Sit Tat Uat Vet Watts Xat Yat Zat """.splitlines(1) d = difflib.Differ() result = list(d.compare(text1, text2)) result1 = list(d.compare(text3, text4)) print result print print result1 print '-'*10 print "lines different in text 2 from text 1:" for line in result: if line == '+': print line print '-'*10 print "lines different in text 4 from text 3:" for line1 in result1: if line1 == '+': print line1 # this produces the differences one by one # i want to save all these differences into another variable #print difference #print difference1
Can anyone suggest on how to do this?