I need to write a program that reads data from a text file, and prints it. These are the specifications.

And then manipulate the program to determine this:
-The number of uppercase letters in the file
-The number of lowercase letters in the file
-The number of digits in the file
-The number of whitespace characters in the file

I really need help doing this, it has to pertain to strings, but also basic concepts of Python. Im at a begginners skill level, and Im stuck. Much help would be GREATLY appreciated, thank you!

Good luck, we are always ready to help, you only have to post in your code and explain where you have difficulty.

I'm having this problem as well. I don't need to print the file, I just need to analyze. Here's my code.

def main():
    file=input("Enter the filename: ")
    infile = open(file,'r')
    cap_count=0
    low_count=0
    space_count=0
    dig_count=0
    for ch in infile:
        if ch.isupper():
            cap_count+=1
        elif ch.islower():
            low_count+=1
        elif ch.isspace():
            space_count+=1
        elif ch.isdigit():
            dig_count+=1
    print(cap_count, low_count, space_count, dig_count)
main()

I don't know if this is was what you wanted :)

def main():

    infile = open('whatever.txt','r')
    file = infile.readlines()
    cap_count=0
    low_count=0
    space_count=0
    dig_count=0
    for lines in file:
        for ch in lines:
            if ch.isupper():
                cap_count+=1
            elif ch.islower():
                low_count+=1
            elif ch.isspace():
                space_count+=1
            elif ch.isdigit():
                dig_count+=1
    print(cap_count, low_count, space_count, dig_count)
main()

I see that the print statement uses parentheses which tells me this is 3.x code so it should work. Is it too much work for you to copy/paste the code and try running it yourself?