Splitting and Combining Strings

Learn how to split a string and combine multiple strings into a single one.

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In some cases, strings contain several pieces of information so we might need to split a string in order to access one piece of information.

In staff, the name column contains both the first and last names. We can easily extract the first or last names from the name column by using the split function.

The Pandas split function is available under the str accessor. It splits a string at the position of the given character and then returns a list of all parts.

Let’s look at a simple example first. The following code snippet splits the name column at the space character.

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