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# Checking if a string is empty in Python

schedule Aug 11, 2023
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In Python any object can be tested for truth value (true or false).

Empty sequences and collections such as `''`, `()`, `[]`, `{}`, `set()`, `range(0)` are considered false.

We can combine this with the boolean operation `not x`:

Operation

Return value

`not x`

If `x` is false, then `True`, else `False`

# Examples

## Empty string

To check whether `x` is an empty string:

``` x = ''not x True ```

As `x` is an empty string that has truth value false, `not x` returns `True`.

## Not empty string

To check whether `y` is an empty string:

``` y = 'abc'not y False ```

As `y` is not an empty string, it has truth value true hence `not y` returns `False`.

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