How to read a text file into a string variable and strip newlines

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I use the following code segment to read a file in python:

with open ("data.txt", "r") as myfile:
    data=myfile.readlines()

Input file is:

LLKKKKKKKKMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNN
GGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEE

and when I print data I get

['LLKKKKKKKKMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNN\n', 'GGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEE']

As I see data is in list form. How do I make it string? And also how do I remove the "\n", "[", and "]" characters from it?

Dec 23, 2020 in Python by Roshni
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1 answer to this question.

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You could use:

with open('data.txt', 'r') as file:
    data = file.read().replace('\n', '')
answered Dec 23, 2020 by Gitika
• 65,970 points

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