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# Stripping whitespace from columns in Pandas

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To strip whitespace from columns in Pandas we can use the `str.strip(~)` method or the `str.replace(~)` method.

# Example

Consider the following DataFrame:

``` df = pd.DataFrame({"A":[' Hello',' Hel lo ', 'Hello ']})df A0 Hello1 Hel lo 2 Hello ```

## Remove all whitespace

To replace all whitespace from column `'A'`, we can use the `str.replace(~)` method:

``` df['A'] = df['A'].str.replace(" ", "")df A0 Hello1 Hello2 Hello ```

To confirm that the whitespaces have indeed been stripped, we print the length of each string:

``` df['A'].str.len() 0 51 52 5 ```

## Remove leading and trailing whitespace

To remove all leading and trailing whitespaces from column `'A'`, we can use the `str.strip(~)` method:

``` df['A'] = df['A'].str.strip()df A0 Hello1 Hel lo2 Hello ```

To remove all leading whitespaces from column `'A'`, we can use the `str.lstrip(~)` method:

``` df['A'] = df['A'].str.lstrip()df A0 Hello1 Hel lo 2 Hello ```

## Remove trailing whitespace

To remove all trailing whitespaces from column `'A'`, we can use the `str.rstrip(~)` method:

``` df['A'] = df['A'].str.rstrip()df A0 Hello1 Hel lo2 Hello ```
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