This script illustrates the following concepts:
  • Using python tools ‘csv’ and ‘pandas’ to write integers to a CSV file

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Expected format for output csv files is:







Import packages:

import csv
from itertools import zip_longest

import pandas as pd

Create data in column format

x1 = [34, 36, 31, 29, 54, 42]
x2 = [67, 87, 56, 67, 71, 65]
x3 = [56, 78, 88, 92, 68, 82]

Create CSV file using ‘csv’

# Put data into one list so it can be manipulated together
col = [x1, x2, x3]

# Transpose data lists so they are read column by column not row by row
export_cols = zip_longest(*col, fillvalue='')

# Create a new CSV file and write data to it
with open('example1a.csv', mode='w') as myfile:
    example_writer = csv.writer(myfile, delimiter=',')

Creat CSV file using ‘pandas’

# Create a data frame to contain all data
df = pd.DataFrame([x1, x2, x3])

# Transpose data frame so that it will be read in column by column not row by row
df = df.T

# Export data frame to csv file
# setting 'header' and 'index' to False will remove a default crow and column
# number label
df.to_csv('example1b.csv', header=False, index=False)

Total running time of the script: (0 minutes 0.003 seconds)

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