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Working with Strings in Python 3
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By Lisa Tagliaferri
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Working with Strings in Python 3

Introduction

A string is a sequence of one or more characters (letters, numbers, symbols) that can be either a constant or a variable. Made up of Unicode, strings are immutable sequences, meaning they are unchanging.

Because text is such a common form of data that we use in everyday life, the string data type is a very important building block of programming.

This tutorial series will go over several of the major ways to work with and manipulate strings in Python 3.

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An Introduction to Working with Strings in Python 3

Published on September 15, 2016 · Updated on August 20, 2021

This Python tutorial will go over the basics of working with strings, including how to create and print strings, concatenate and replicate strings, and store strings in variables.

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How To Format Text in Python 3

Published on September 15, 2016 · Updated on August 20, 2021

In this tutorial, we’ll go over some of the ways we can work with Python strings to make sure that all output text is formatted correctly. Topics we will cover include: quotes, apostrophes, multiple lines, escape characters, and raw strings.

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An Introduction to String Functions in Python 3

Published on September 20, 2016 · Updated on August 20, 2021

Python has several built-in functions associated with the string data type. These functions let us easily modify and manipulate strings. In this tutorial, we’ll go over several different functions that we can use to work with strings in Python 3.

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How To Index and Slice Strings in Python 3

Published on September 28, 2016 · Updated on December 15, 2021

The Python string data type is a sequence made up of one or more individual characters consisting of letters, numbers, whitespace characters, or symbols. Strings are sequences and can be accessed in the same ways as other sequence-based data types, through indexing and slicing. This tutorial will guide you through how to access strings through indexing and how to slice them through their character sequences; it will also cover counting and character location methods.

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