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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Splitting and Joining

Is there a better way to show me how .split and .join works ? I.m looking for more examples

I understand how the the process works but I'm looking for more examples on how the code is used

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Here's a simple example

I found the main trick was to remember that split is a list method that takes a string as an argument, and join is a string method that takes a sequence (list) as an argument.

food = "apples:oranges:lemons:kumquats"
foodlist = food.split(":")     # split into a list separating on colons
# foodlist now has: ['apples', 'oranges', 'lemons', 'kumquats']
foodcsv = ", ".join(foodlist)  # rejoin the list using comma and space to separate
# foodcsv now has: 'apples, oranges, lemons, kumquats'