How to delete a character from a string using Python How to delete a character from a string using Python python python

How to delete a character from a string using Python


In Python, strings are immutable, so you have to create a new string. You have a few options of how to create the new string. If you want to remove the 'M' wherever it appears:

newstr = oldstr.replace("M", "")

If you want to remove the central character:

midlen = len(oldstr) // 2newstr = oldstr[:midlen] + oldstr[midlen+1:]

You asked if strings end with a special character. No, you are thinking like a C programmer. In Python, strings are stored with their length, so any byte value, including \0, can appear in a string.


This is probably the best way:

original = "EXAMPLE"removed = original.replace("M", "")

Don't worry about shifting characters and such. Most Python code takes place on a much higher level of abstraction.


To replace a specific position:

s = s[:pos] + s[(pos+1):]

To replace a specific character:

s = s.replace('M','')


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