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How to use the str() function in Python

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Overview

str() is a Python function that converts a given value into a string.

Syntax

str(object, encoding=encoding, errors=errors)  

Parameters

  • object: This is the object whose string representation will be returned.

  • encoding: It represents the encoding of the object. The default value UTF-8 is used if it is not specified.

  • errors: This results from a failed decoding attempt.

Return value

The str() function returns the string representation of the given object.

Code example

The following code shows how to use the str() function in Python:

# create a variable
num = 50
# store the value
result = str(num)
print(result, type(result))

Code explanation

  • Line 2: We create a variable named num.
  • Line 4: We use the str() to convert the value to a string and then assign the result to a new variable named result.
  • Line 6: The result with its type is displayed.

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