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:Enable json functions. The json module is standard available (no installation needed)
 
:Enable json functions. The json module is standard available (no installation needed)
  
Read a json file and return it as [[Python:DataTypes#Dictionary_or_dict|dict]].
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;json.loads(<jsonstring>)
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:Return <jsonstring> as [[Python:DataTypes#Dictionary_or_dict|dict]].
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;json.load(<fh>)
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:Read a jsonstinrg from the file opened on <fh> and return it as [[Python:DataTypes#Dictionary_or_dict|dict]].
 
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import json
 
import json

Latest revision as of 21:29, 9 June 2019

import json
Enable json functions. The json module is standard available (no installation needed)
json.loads(<jsonstring>)
Return <jsonstring> as dict.
json.load(<fh>)
Read a jsonstinrg from the file opened on <fh> and return it as dict.
import json
with open(filename) as fh:
    data = json.load(fh)

Below can be used on datatypes like lists and tuples too, not on sets.

json.dumps(dict, indent=4)
Convert a dict into a json string nicely formatted. Indent each level with 4 spaces.
json.dump(dict, fh, indent=4)
Dumps to the file opened on filehandle fh.