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  • Last Updated : 18 Aug, 2022
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Python String isnumeric() method returns “True” if all characters in the string are numeric characters, otherwise returns “False”. 

Python String isnumeric() Method Syntax

Syntax:  string.isnumeric()

Parameters: isnumeric() does not take any parameters

Returns :

  • True – If all characters in the string are numeric characters.
  • False – If the string contains 1 or more non-numeric characters.

Python String isnumeric() Method Example





This function is used to check if the argument contains all numeric characters such as integers, fractions, subscript, superscript, Roman numerals, etc.(all written in Unicode).

Example 1: Basic Examples using Python String isnumeric() Method


string = '123ayu456'
string = '123456'
print( string.isnumeric())



Example 2: Checking for numeric characters using isnumeric() function

Application: Given a string in Python, count the number of numeric characters in the string and remove them from the string, and print the string. 


  1. Initialize an empty new_string and variable count to 0. 
  2. Traverse the given string character by character up to its length, check if the character is a numeric character. 
  3. If it is a numeric character, increment the counter by 1 and do not add it to the new string, else traverse to the next character and keep adding the characters to the new string if not numeric. 
  4. Print the count of numeric characters and the new string.


# Given string
string ='123geeks456for789geeks'
count = 0
new_string =""
for ch in string:
    if ch.isnumeric():
        count += 1
        new_string += ch
print("Number of numeric characters:", count)
print("String after removing numeric characters:", new_string)


Number of numeric characters: 9
String after removing numeric characters: geeksforgeeks

Errors and Exceptions:

  1. It does not contain any arguments, therefore, it returns an error if a parameter is passed.
  2. Whitespaces are not considered to be numeric, therefore, it returns “False”
  3. Subscript, Superscript, Fractions, Roman numerals (all written in Unicode)are all considered to be numeric, Therefore, it returns “True”

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