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Python String split() Method

Python split() method splits the string into a comma separated list. It separates string based on the separator delimiter. This method takes two parameters and both are optional. It is described below.

Signature

Parameters

sep: A string parameter acts as a seperator.

maxsplit: Number of times split perfome.

Return

It returns a comma separated list.

Let's see some examples of split() method to understand it's functionality.

Python String split() Method Example 1

This is a simple example to understand the usage of split() method. No parameter is given, by default whitespaces work as separator. See the example below.

Output:

Java is a programming language
['Java', 'is', 'a', 'programming', 'language']

Python String split() Method Example 2

Let's pass a parameter separator to the method, now it will separate the string based on the separator. See the example below.

Output:

['', ' is a programming language']

Python String rsplit() Method Example 3

The string is splited each time when a is occurred. See the example below.

Output:

Java is a programming language
['J', 'v', ' is ', ' progr', 'mming l', 'ngu', 'ge']

Python String split() Method Example 4

Along with separator, we can also pass maxsplit value. The maxsplit is used to set the number of times to split.

Output:

['J', 'va is a programming language']
['J', 'v', ' is ', ' programming language']

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