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Python String maketrans() 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 maketrans() method in Python.

The Python string maketrans() method returns a translation table which maps each character in the intabstring into the character at the same position in the outtab string. Then this table is passed to the translate() function.

Note - Both intab and outtab has same length.


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

str.maketrans(intab, outtab)

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Parameter Details

  • intab - It is the string having actual characters. 
  • outtab - A string having corresponding characters.  

Return Value

Returns a translate table.


The following below is a simple example -


from string import maketrans   # Required to call maketrans function.

intab = "aeiou"
outtab = "12345"
trantab = maketrans(intab, outtab)

str = "this is string example....wow!!!"
print str.translate(trantab)

Below is the output of the above example -

th3s 3s str3ng 2x1mpl2....w4w!!!

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 max() method.

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