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Introduction to Python

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    • Status
      • 1
        Input and Output
      • 2
        Variables and Integer Arithmetic
      • 3
        Conditional Operators
      • 4
        Advanced Conditions - Nesting
      • 5
        Types and Variables
      • 6
      • 7
      • 8
        For Loops
      • 9
        While Loops
      • 10
        continue, break, while...else
      • 11
        String and List methods
      • 12
        Nested Loops
      • 13
        List Comprehension
      • 14
        Tuples and Sets
      • 15
      • 16
      • 17
        Functions 2
      • 18
        Lambda and higher-order functions
      • 19

  • split()

    What if we would like to process words one by one? Python provides us with a utility function split() that splits the string into pieces and returns a list of those pieces:
    sentence = 'He ran out of money, so he had to stop playing poker.'
    words = sentence.split()
    print(words)   # ['He', 'ran', 'out', 'of', 'money,', 'so', 'he', 'had', 'to', 'stop', 'playing', 'poker.']
    split() can also accept a parameter based on which it will split the sentence:
    s = 'Item one, Item two, Item three'
    items = s.split(', ')
    print(items)   # ['Item one', 'Item two', 'Item three']
    In the last example, the items were divided by a comma and a space, so providing that to split hints it to split the sentence based on ', ' instead of any whitespace.
    Note: By default split() splits the string based on any whitespace (newline, space, tab, etc). If we provide it with some specific value say '\n', it will split only by a newline.


    Given a sentence, where the words are separated by a space, your task is to print the words one by one on separate lines.
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