Split() Method Of Str Class

Method Name:

split

 

Method Signature:

split()

 

Method Overview:

 

  • The split() method tokenizes a string into 'n' tokens based on the separator-substring and the number of tokens specified.

 

  • The split() method starts tokenization at the lowest index whereas the rsplit() method starts tokenization at the highest index.

 

  • The split() and rsplit() methods are useful in data processing applications. Examples include time series data like stock quotes, historic weather data and so on.

 

  • If no substring is specified as the separator-substring whitespace is assumed to be the separator-substring.

 

  • split() method treats continuous whitespaces as one single whitespace character.

 

Example:

# Comma separated values

csvFields   = "field1,field2,field3,field4"

 

# Specify the separator as comma

tokens      = csvFields.split(",")

print(tokens)

 

# Specify the separator as comma and the token count as 2

tokens      = csvFields.split(",", 2)

print(tokens)

 

# whitespace is assumed as the separator

quote       = "If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of"

quoteTokens = quote.split()

print(quoteTokens)

 

 

Output:

['field1', 'field2', 'field3', 'field4']

['field1', 'field2', 'field3,field4']

['If', 'you', 'love', 'life,', "don't", 'waste', 'time,', 'for', 'time', 'is', 'what', 'life', 'is', 'made', 'up', 'of']


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