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f = open (pdbID,'r')
k = 0

data = f.readlines()
g = open (dump, 'w')
for linedata in data:
    words = line.split()
    if (words[12] == '4'):


if (words[12] == '4'):
IndexError: list index out of range

What I have tried:

I am stuck at this part of the code and I can not move forward
Updated 8-Aug-21 21:50pm
Richard MacCutchan 7-Oct-18 3:14am
Do not assume the number of elements in your array, check first how many there are.

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IndexError: list index out of range

Make sure you have at least 12 items in array words.
Richard Deeming 9-Oct-18 13:26pm
Arrays in Python, as in any sane language, are zero-based; so you'll need to have at least 13 items in the array for words[12] to work. :)
Patrice T 9-Oct-18 14:23pm
:) I am not a python user.
"as in any sane language"
Almost any, but not all.

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