Python String expandtabs() Method

By Lenin Mishra

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The expandtabs() method in Python, sets the tabsize to the specified number of characters for every occurence of \t. Default is 8.

Syntax of expandtabs() method


tabsize: A positive integer specifying the tabsize. 
         Default tabsize is 8

Tab positions occur every tabsize character. Default is 8, giving tab positions at columns 0, 8, 16 and so on.



str1 = "Pylenin\tloves\tPython"

# Using default value
str2 = str1.expandtabs(8)

str3 = str1.expandtabs(10)


Pylenin	loves	Python
Pylenin loves   Python
Pylenin             loves               Python

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