by Sai gowtham

How to get the position of a character inside a string in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the position of a character inside a given string using Python.

Getting the character position

To get the position of a character in a given string, we can use the built-in find() method in Python.

Here is an example, that gets the position (or index) of a character v.

name = 'olive'

index = name.find('v')

print(index) # 3

Similarly, we can also use the index() method to find the position of a character inside a string.

name = 'olive'

index = name.index('v')

print(index)  # 3

The difference between find() and index() is , find() returns -1 if a given character is not found in a string where index() returns ValueError.

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