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Python | Program to convert String to a List

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 21 Aug, 2020

In this program, we will try to convert a given string to a list, where spaces or any other special characters, according to the users choice, are encountered. To do this we use the split() method.
Syntax:

string.split("delimiter")

Examples:

Input : "Geeks for Geeks"
Output : ['Geeks', 'for', 'Geeks']

Input : "Geeks-for-Geeks"
Output : ['Geeks', 'for', 'Geeks']

The split method is used to split the strings and store them in the list. The built-in method returns a list of the words in the string, using the “delimiter” as the delimiter string. If a delimiter is not specified or is None, a different splitting algorithm is applied: runs of consecutive whitespace are regarded as a single separator, and the result will contain no empty strings at the start or end if the string has leading or trailing whitespace.
Example 1:




# Python code to convert string to list
  
def Convert(string):
    li = list(string.split(" "))
    return li
  
# Driver code    
str1 = "Geeks for Geeks"
print(Convert(str1))


Output:

['Geeks', 'for', 'Geeks']

Example 2:




# Python code to convert string to list
def Convert(string):
    li = list(string.split("-"))
    return li
  
# Driver code    
str1 = "Geeks-for-Geeks"
print(Convert(str1))


Output:

['Geeks', 'for', 'Geeks']

Example 3:




# Python code to convert string to list character-wise
def Convert(string):
    list1=[]
    list1[:0]=string
    return list1
# Driver code
str1="ABCD"
print(Convert(str1))


Output:

['A','B','C','D']


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