Hello, I am new to Python and have a mission impossible to a beginner, I need to import a specific table from a source code written in LaTex. I tried to start this code in this way :

import asciitable
from sys import argv

def searching_table(table_identifier):
with open(fname, "r") as fin:
mylist = []
for line in fin:
line = line.rstrip()
if table_identifier in line:
if "begin{tabular}" in line
mylist.append(line)
if "\end{tabular}" in line


Is there any way simpler than that to do this job?

Looks like the module you are importing should deal with LaTex http://cxc.cfa.harvard.edu/contrib/asciitable/#reading-tables

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