Convert string to raw string python
For Python 3, the way to do this that doesn't add double backslashes and simply preserves
Which gives a value that can be written as CSV:
There doesn't seem to be a solution for other special characters, however, that may get a single \ before them. It's a bummer. Solving that would be complex.
For example, to serialize a
This outputs (for the Github CodeSearchNet docstrings for all languages tokenized into sentences):
In Python, strings prefixed with
This article describes the following contents.
In Python, characters that cannot be represented in a normal string (such as tabs, line feeds. etc.) are described using an escape sequence with a backslash
Raw strings treat backslashes as literal characters
Strings prefixed with
There is no special type for raw
strings; it is just a string, which is equivalent to a regular string with backslashes represented by
In a normal string, an escape sequence is considered to be one character, but in a raw string, backslashes are also counted as characters.
Using the raw string is useful when representing a Windows path as a string.
Windows paths are separated by backslashes
Note that a string ending with an odd number of backslashes raises an error, as described below. In this case, you need to write it in a normal string or write only the trailing backslash as a normal string and concatenate it.
Convert normal strings to raw strings with repr()
Use the built-in function
The string returned by
Using slices, you can get the string equivalent to the raw string.
Raw strings cannot end with an odd number of backslashes
Since backslashes escape the trailing
How do you convert a string to a raw string in Python?
Use the built-in function repr() to convert normal strings into raw strings. The string returned by repr() has ' at the beginning and the end. Using slices, you can get the string equivalent to the raw string.
What is a raw string?
A raw string in programming allows all characters in a string literal to remain the same in code and in the material, rather than performing their standard programming functions. Raw strings are denoted with the letter r, or capital R, and might look something like this: R “(hello)”
How do you convert a string to a literal in Python?
To convert, or cast, a string to an integer in Python, you use the int() built-in function. The function takes in as a parameter the initial string you want to convert, and returns the integer equivalent of the value you passed.