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Quoted, Interpolated and Escaped Strings in Julia
  • Last Updated : 25 Aug, 2020

String in Julia is a finite sequence of characters. The string can consist of numerals, common punctual symbols, a single word, a group of words, or a multi-line paragraph. Julia allows us to use and manipulate the data in the strings in many ways. Julia also offers a few high-level features for the strings. Some of these features are further discussed in this article.

Quoted Strings

Julia offers us to create strings using double-quotes (” “), and triple-quotes (”’ ”’) as well. Double-quoted strings are treated normally but triple-quoted strings have some extra features available to them.

Double-quoted strings

These types of strings are treated normally in Julia like in any other language. Operations like concatenation and interpolation are allowed in double-quoted strings. 

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# create three double-quoted strings
s1 = "Geeks"
s2 = "for"
s3 = "geeks"
  
# concatenating strings
s = "s1, s2, s3"

Triple-quoted strings

These types of strings have special behaviors in Julia which are helpful to create long blocks of text. Triple-quoted strings are useful to use in codes that are indented because they recognize new lines.

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# create a triple-quoted string
str = """
      Geeks,
      for,
      geeks
        
    """

A new line after the first triple quotes is not considered:

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# create string literal
"""
Geeks"""
  
#  create string literal with new line
"""
  
Geeks"""



Interpolation of strings

Doing concatenation on strings sometimes can get inconvenient, to tackle this Julia offers interpolation into string literals using $.

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# create three strings
s1 = "Geeks"
s2 = "for"
s3 = "geeks"
  
# interpolation using $
"$s1 $s2 $s3"

In Julia, the interpolation operation can be done in a part of a string literal using parentheses:

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# interpolation using parentheses
"2 + 4 = $(2 + 4)"

Escaped strings

To include any character in the string, we have to place a backslash (\) before it:

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# placing $ in string
print("I want 1000\$ in my bank account")

We can also escape double-quotes using backslash:

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# escaping double quotes
str = "This is \"Geeksforgeeks\"."
  
print(str)


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