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Python String Expandtabs() Method

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the String Expandtabs() method in Python.

The Python string expandtabs() method returns a copy of the string in tab characters ie. '\t' are expanded making use of spaces, or optionally making use of the given tabsize (default value is 8).


The following below is the syntax for the Python String expandtabs() method -

str.expandtabs(tabsize = 8 )

Parameter Details

  • tabsize - It specifies the number of characters to be replaced for a tab character '\t'.

Return Value

This returns a copy of the string in tabs character ie., '\t' have been expanded using spaces.


The following below is a simple example -


str = "this is\tstring example....wow!!!";

print "Original string: " + str
print "Defualt exapanded tab: " +  str.expandtabs()
print "Double exapanded tab: " +  str.expandtabs(16)

Below is the output of the above example -

Original string: this is        string example....wow!!!
Defualt exapanded tab: this is string example....wow!!!
Double exapanded tab: this is         string example....wow!!!

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python String find() method.

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