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 Examples

 
 
name = "Mr Burns"

 Description        

 
Assigns a value to a variable which is a string. Strings are created using quotes - either " or '. If you wish to include a large amount of text with line breaks you can use triple quotes """

Strings have various methods associated with them - see sequence types and string methods. Strings can be sliced using the [x:y] operator.

 Syntax

 
 
name = value

 Parameters

 
name - a legal variable name (must start with a letter, and can have numbers and underscores in them)

value - the value to store in the variable, in this case a string

 Interpreter

 Python 2.6.1 (r261:67517, Dec  4 2008, 16:51:00) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32

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>>> name = "Mr. Burns"

>>> type(name)

<type 'str'>

>>> age = '60'

>>> type(age)

<type 'str'>

>>> lotsoftext = """ this is text has

... a line break in it"""

>>> lotsoftext

' this is text has\na line break in it'

>>> name.lower()

'mr. burns'

>>>



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