Accessing Values

Python does not support a character type; these are treated as strings of length one, thus also considered a substring.

To access substrings, use the square brackets for slicing along with the index or indices to obtain your substring. For example −


var1 = 'Hello World!'
var2 = "Python Programming"

print "var1[0]: ", var1[0]
print "var2[1:5]: ", var2[1:5]
var1[0]:  H
var2[1:5]:  ytho

This is basically called as slicing.

Note: [1:5] means upto but not 5