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Python strings

python-string a string, series of characters

A string is a series of characters, they are mostly used to display text.

To define a string simply type text between quotes. Python accepts single, double and triple quotes.

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String input and output


To output text (string) to the screen:

s = "hello world"
print(s)

To get text from keyboard:


name = input("Enter name: ")
print(name)

If you use an old Python version (2.x), you need to use:


name = raw_input("Enter name: ")
print(name)

To test your version:
python –version

String Comparison


To test if two strings are equal use the equality operator (==).

#!/usr/bin/python

sentence = "The cat is brown"
q = "cat"

if q == sentence:
print('strings equal')

To test if two strings are not equal use the inequality operator (!=)

#!/usr/bin/python

sentence = "The cat is brown"
q = "cat"

if q != sentence:
print('strings equal')

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