Trying to write a first plain ruby script

In irb, the method “one\ntwo\nthree”.split worked fine

but in a file…

@text = "

line one
line two
line three
"

@lines = @text.split(/\n/)

… it fails: “private method `split’ called for nil:NilClass
(NoMethodError)”

After getting the array of lines, again I need to call split() on each
line, then joing them with ", "

(basically I need a CSV file for 14,000 lines verb annotation from
WordNet)

It’s late, so I probably could not figure this out myself tonight. Any
help is welcome. Thank you.

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Datum: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:05:54 +0900
Von: Jesse C. [email protected]
An: [email protected]
Betreff: Trying to write a first plain ruby script

WordNet)

It’s late, so I probably could not figure this out myself tonight. Any
help is welcome. Thank you.

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Dear Jesse,

I cannot reproduce your error on Ubuntu Linux … did you really post
the exact text/code ?
What operating system are you working on ? I suspect that the line
breaks might be \r\n instead
of just \n (especially if the text file was created on Windows), and
that

@lines = @text.split(/\n|\r\n/)

would work.

Best regards,

Axel

Heh. It was even later than I thought. The problem was that I called
the text string “@index_verbs” and had been trying to call `split’ on
@verb_index

I can probably accomplish the rest of the script today :slight_smile:

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