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Python String expandtabs() Method

Python expandstabs() method replaces all the characters by sepecified spaces. By default a single tab expands to 8 spaces which can be overridden according to the requirement.

We can pass 1, 2, 4 and more to the method which will replace tab by the these number of space characters.

Signature

Parameters

tabsize : It is optional and default value is 8.

Return Type

It returns a modified string.

Let's see some examples to understand the expandtabs() method.

Python String expandtabs() Method Example 1

Calling method without specifying spaces. It sets to it's default value.

Output:

Welcome          to      the     Javatpoint.

Python String expandtabs() Method Example 2

See, how the output is changing after each call. Each method is set to different-different number of spaces.

Output:

Welcome   to   the   Javatpoint.
Welcome    to    the   Javatpoint.
Welcome      to      the     Javatpoint.

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