Python string method
split() inputs a string value & outputs a list of words contained within the string by separating or splitting the words on all the whitespaces by default. It also has an optional argument for limiting the number of splits.
split() method converts the string into other data types like
lists by breaking a string into pieces. Python provides us with two methods:
.rsplit() take a separating element by which we are splitting the string, & a maxsplit tells us the maximum number of substrings we want.
Example of Using the .split() Method
Let’s split the above string using the
.split() method. Notice that the
.split() method starts splitting at the left of the string. It takes two arguments: separator
sep & maximum splits of the string
Example of Splitting Strings Into Many Substrings
In the below example, we will split the string
file into many substrings at line boundaries. Then, we will print out the resulting variable
file_split. Finally, complete the for-loop to split the strings into many substrings using commas as a separator element.
When we run the above code, it produces the following result:
Python String split()
The split() method breaks up a string at the specified separator and returns a list of strings.