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Create multiple copies of a string in Python by using multiplication operator

• Difficulty Level : Easy
• Last Updated : 13 Aug, 2021

In this article, we will see how to create multiple copies of a string by using the multiplication operator(*). Python supports certain operations to be performed on a string, multiplication operator is one of them.

Method 1:

Simply using multiplication operator on the string to be copied with the required number of times it should be copied.

Syntax:

str2 = str1 * N

where str2 is the new string where you want to store the new string

str1 is the original string

N is the number of the times you want to copy the string.

After using multiplication operator we get a string as output

Example 1:

Python3

 `# Original string``a ``=` `"Geeks"` `# Multiply the string and store``# it in a new string``b ``=` `a``*``3` `# Display the strings``print``(f``"Orignal string is: {a}"``)``print``(f``"New string is: {b}"``)`

Output:

Orignal string is: Geeks

New string is: GeeksGeeksGeeks

Example 2:

Python3

 `# Initializing the original string``a ``=` `"Hello"``n ``=` `5` `# Multiplying the string``b ``=` `a``*``n` `# Print the strings``print``(f``"Original string is: {a}"``)``print``(f``"New string is: {b}"``)`
Output
```Original string is: Hello
New string is: HelloHelloHelloHelloHello```

Output:

Orignal string is: Hello

New string is: HelloHelloHelloHelloHello

Method 2: Copying a string multiple times given in a list

If we have a string as a list element, and we use the multiplication operator on the list we will get a new list that contains the same element copied specified number of times.

Syntax:

a  = [“str1”] * N

a will be a list that contains str1 N number of times.

It is not necessary that the element we want to duplicate in a list has to be a string. Multiplication operator in a list can duplicate anything.

Example 3:

Python3

 `# Initialize the list``a ``=` `[``"Geeks"``]` `# Number of copies``n ``=` `3` `# Multiplying the list elements``b ``=` `a``*``n` `# print the list``print``(f``"Original list is: {a} "``)``print``(f``"List after multiplication is: {b}"``)`

Output:

Original list is: [‘Geeks’]

List after multiplication is: [‘Geeks’, ‘Geeks’, ‘Geeks’]

Example 4: Shorthand method for the same approach

Python3

 `# initializing a string with all True's``a ``=` `[``True``]``*``5``print``(a)` `# Initializing a list with all 0``a ``=` `[``0``]``*``10``print``(a)`

Output:

[True, True, True, True, True]

[0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0]

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