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Splitting Strings in Python

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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