Split string

Tags: #python #file #string #url #split #snippet #operations
Author: Benjamin Filly
Last update: 2023-06-09 (Created: 2023-06-08)
Description: This notebook shows you how to split a string object. The split() function in Python is useful for dividing a string into smaller parts based on a specified delimiter. It enables efficient string parsing, data cleaning, user input processing, and tokenization in natural language processing tasks.


Setup Variables

  • string: string to divide
  • separator : This is a delimiter. The string splits at this specified separator. If is not provided then any white space is a separator.
  • maxsplit: It is a number, which tells us to split the string into maximum of provided number of times. If it is not provided then the default is -1 that means there is no limit.
string = "/home/user/Documents/example.txt" #the file path or URL you want to separate
separator = "/"
maxsplit = -1


Split file path or URL

result = string.split(separator, maxsplit)


Display result