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On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:29:48 PM UTC-4, MRAB wrote:
> On 2018-08-30 17:57, pjmclenon at gmail.com wrote:
> > On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:28:09 AM UTC-4, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> >> On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:21:30 -0700, pjmclenon wrote:
> >> 
> >> > my question is ... at the moment i can only run it on windows cmd prompt
> >> > with a multiple line entry as so::
> >> > 
> >> > python createIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testCollection.dat
> >> > testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> >> > 
> >> > and then to query and use the newly created index as so:
> >> > 
> >> > python queryIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> >> > 
> >> > how can i run just one file at a time?
> >> 
> >> I don't understand the question. You are running one file at a time. 
> >> First you run createIndex_tfidf.py, then you run queryIndex_tfidf.py
> >> 
> >> Maybe you mean to ask how to combine them both to one call of Python?
> >> 
> >> (1) Re-write the createIndex_tfidf.py and queryIndex_tfidf.py files to be 
> >> in a single file.
> >> 
> >> (2) Or, create a third file which runs them both one after another.
> >> 
> >> That third file doesn't even need to be a Python script. It could be a 
> >> shell script, it would look something like this:
> >> 
> >> 
> >> python createIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testCollection.dat 
> >> testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> >> python queryIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> >> 
> >> 
> >> and you would then call it from whatever command line shell you use.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> > ..or actually link to a front end
> >> > GUI ,so when an question or word or words is input to the input box..it
> >> > can go to the actiona dnrun the above mentioned lines of code
> >> 
> >> You can't "link to a front end GUI", you have to write a GUI application 
> >> which calls your scripts.
> >> 
> >> There are many choices: tkinter is provided in the Python standard 
> >> library, but some people prefer wxPython, PyQT4, or other GUI toolkits.
> >> 
> >> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=python+gui+toolkits
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> -- 
> >> Steven D'Aprano
> >> "Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
> >> it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson
> > 
> > thank you for the reply
> > actually your response was pretty much exactly what i am trying to do
> > 
> > so i will explain what i meant more better
> > also i will have to learn shell script cuz i looked it up online and it seems i have to download something and then some other stuff....unless you have  the short steps on how to write a shell script for a win 7 cmd prompt to call 2 or more python scripts
> > 
> > so what i meant to say in my 1st post is  i have to 1st run the create index program , which i have to run as so:
> > 
> > python createIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testCollection.dat
> > testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> > 
> > i tried b4 a while ago to run the .py file alone but it returns index out of range errors..so thats why i have to run it with the other 4 .dat files
> > 
> > it takes a few minutes to build the index and then the prompt returns me to the folder im in and
> > then i run this:
> > 
> > python queryIndex_tfidf.py stopWords.dat testIndex.dat titleIndex.dat
> > 
> > same reason as b4 , i cant run just .py file alone , as it returns index out of range errors
> > 
> > so that takes another few more minutes and then the cursor keeps blinking and i have to adjust the script some how because i just wait till i can try to input a query at the blinking cursor
> > 
> > so for example..hello world
> > and it will return the titles up to 100, cuz thats the max returns i put in the script
> > 
> > so thats completetly perfect what you said ..create a 3rd script..a shell script to call the total i beleive its 9 files in total.....but like i said i dont know shell scripting , so i will try to learn it ..hope its not too complicated...or i can make a 3rd python script ...but not sure how to call the 2 python files and 7 .dat files...sorry even though its a year or so i know python..still get lost on import and from and include directives
> > 
> > 
> > as for the GUI ok i will check out your advice..cuz actually i do have a GUI version of this program here..and i wanted to merge them..but its seeming to be complex...i would rather make the GUI for this program cuz its actually exactly as i like it
> > thank you for any more explanation on how i can make and run the 3rd merge file script
> > 
> On Windows you can create a .bat batch file.
> 
> Put what you would enter at the command line into a plain textfile and 
> give the file the extension ".bat".
> 
> Then, to run it, just type the name of the file on the command line.

ok i will try than...didint know its staight as creating .bat file and put my command line entries to run the program in the file and then type for example..run.bat inside the command prompt..i will try this and post here if any errors but it should be good

tommy