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# Python String | split method

schedule Aug 11, 2023
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Python's `str.split(~)` method splits up the string based on the specified separator, and returns a list containing the separated items.

# Parameters

1. `sep` | `string` | `optional`

The separator used to split up the string. By default `' '` (single space).

2. `maxsplit` | `number` | `optional`

The maximum number of splits to make. By default `-1` (i.e. no maximum).

# Return value

A list of the separated strings.

# Examples

## Basic usage

To split string `"a b c"`:

``` x = "a b c"x.split() ['a', 'b', 'c'] ```

The default separator is `' '` hence the string is split twice into three parts.

## Sep parameter

To split string `"a,b,c"` using separator `","`:

``` y = "a,b,c"y.split(",") ['a', 'b', 'c'] ```

The string is split at each occurrence of `","` in `"a,b,c"`.

If the provided separator `","` does not exist in the string:

``` z = "abc"z.split(",") ['abc'] ```

A list with the original string is returned.

## Maxsplit parameter

To split `"a,b,c"` using `","` separator and a `maxsplit` value of `1`:

``` w = "a,b,c"w.split(",", 1) ['a', 'b,c'] ```

With `maxsplit` value of `1`, the splitting happens only once despite the fact that we have two occurrences of `","` in the original string. The size of the returned list is always one larger than the provided `maxsplit` value.

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