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Python | sep parameter in print()

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 21 Jan, 2021

The separator between the arguments to print() function in Python is space by default (softspace feature) , which can be modified and can be made to any character, integer or string as per our choice. The ‘sep’ parameter is used to achieve the same, it is found only in python 3.x or later. It is also used for formatting the output strings.


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#code for disabling the softspace feature
print('G','F','G', sep='')
#for formatting a date
print('09','12','2016', sep='-')
#another example
print('pratik','geeksforgeeks', sep='@')



The sep parameter when used with the end parameter it produces awesome results. Some examples by combining the sep and end parameters.


print('G','F', sep='', end='')
#\n provides new line after printing the year
print('09','12','2016', sep='-', end='\n')
print('prtk','agarwal', sep='', end='@')



Note: Please change the language from Python to Python 3 in the online ide. 
Go to your interactive python ide by typing python in your cmd ( windows ) or terminal ( linux )


#import the below module and see what happens
import antigravity
#NOTE - it wont work on online ide

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