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Splitting Strings in Python

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This lesson covers splitting strings using the .split() method. .split() has optional parameters that allow you to fine tune how strings are split. You’ll see how to use a bare call to .split() to cut out whitespace from a string and get a list of words:

>>>
>>> 'this is my string'.split()
['this', 'is', 'my', 'string']

You’ll also learn how to specify separators, and also limit the number of splits in calls to split() using the maxsplit parameter:

>>>
>>> s = "this is my string"
>>> s.split(maxsplit=1)
['this', 'is my string']

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