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  • Last Updated : 09 May, 2021

Given a string of characters with digits embedded in it. The task is to write a Python program to extract all the numbers that are trailing, i.e at the suffix of the string. 

Examples:

Input : test_str = “GFG04”

Output : 04

Explanation : 04 is suffix of string and number hence extracted.

Input : test_str = “GFG143”

Output : 143

Explanation : 143 is suffix of string and number hence extracted.

Method #1 : Using loop + isdigit() + slicing 

In this, the string is reversed using slicing, and occurrence of 1st non-digit element is recorded using isdigit, and at last, list is sliced till the element and reversed again to get the suffix number.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Extract Suffix numbers
# Using loop + isdigit() + slicing 
  
# initializing string
test_str = "GFG04"
  
# printing original string
print("The original string is : " + str(test_str))
  
# loop for fetching the 1st non digit index 
rev_str = test_str[::-1
temp_idx = 0
  
for idx, ele in enumerate(rev_str):
    if not ele.isdigit():
        temp_idx = idx
        break
  
# reversing the extracted string to
# get number 
res = rev_str[:temp_idx][::-1]
          
# printing result
print("Suffix number : " + str(res))
Output
The original string is : GFG04
Suffix number : 04

Method #2: Using regex

Appropriate regex can be employed to solve this problem. Provides a compact solution to the problem.

Python3




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Extract Suffix numbers
# Using regex
import re
  
# initializing string
test_str = "GFG04"
  
# printing original string
print("The original string is : " + str(test_str))
  
# regex to extract number 
res = re.search(r"(\d+)$", test_str).group()
          
# printing result
print("Suffix number : " + str(res))
Output
The original string is : GFG04
Suffix number : 04

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