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Python | Split string into list of characters

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Feb, 2021

Given a string, write a Python program to split the characters of the given string into a list.
 

Examples:  

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Input : geeks
Output : ['g', 'e', 'e', 'k', 's']

Input : Word
Output : ['W', 'o', 'r', 'd']

  
Code #1 : Using List Comprehension
This approach uses list comprehension to convert each character into a list. Using the following syntax you can split the characters of a string into a list.
 



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# Python3 program to Split string into characters
def split(word):
    return [char for char in word]
     
# Driver code
word = 'geeks'
print(split(word))
Output: 
['g', 'e', 'e', 'k', 's']

 

  
Code #2 : Typecasting to list 
Python provides direct typecasting of string into list using list().
 

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# Python3 program to Split string into characters
def split(word):
    return list(word)
     
# Driver code
word = 'geeks'
print(split(word))
Output: 
['g', 'e', 'e', 'k', 's']

 

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