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Python Phrasebook: Essential Code and Commands by Brad Dayley

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Chapter 2. Manipulating Strings

One of the most common and important functions of the Python language is to process and manipulate large amounts of text when implementing scripts, parsing XML/HTML, and interfacing with databases. For that reason, Python includes extremely dynamic and powerful string manipulation methods.

The phrases in this chapter are intended to give you a quick start into manipulating strings using the Python language. Although this chapter is not comprehensive, it tries to cover both the most commonly used functionality such as string comparisons, searching, and formatting, as well as some of the more powerful and dynamic functionality such as using strings as executable code, interpolating variables in strings, and evaluating ...

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