I am in the process of learning python, but I have a problem some one gave me last week that I wouldn't mind solving before I get to where I actually learn about it. I think python is the best choice.
I need to generate a txt file by inserting 2 columns of numbers into a string. Input is two columns of numbers by n rows (tab delimited txt or csv or whatever is most convenient for python). Col 1 is MinMass, Col 2 is MaxMass. Output is (for each row, RowNum): <Result Type="PkFilter" Name="RowNum" Color="#0000ff" Show="0" MinIntensity="0" IntensityThreshold="100" AbsIntens="0" LogScale="0" MinMass="MinMass" MaxMass="MaxMass" Integrate="1" UsePercentile="0" IntensityPercentile="0.95" FindMass="0" RelMass="1"></Result>
RowNum is a whole number at least 2 digits (so padded by a zero if <10) MinMass and MaxMass are floating points that should not be rounded.
As an added bonus, I would love to be able to vary the color code but that is not required.
My question: where should I start, or are there any good examples to use as a template? I was thinking a loop and print command would work, but I didn't know if there was some built-in module that I could more easily specify elements and output the tagged code.