detecting variable types

SBrunning at SBrunning at
Thu Sep 23 11:57:22 CEST 2004

> From: Jay [mailto:wjjeonk at]
> I'm sure this is a really dumb question, but how do you 
> detect a variable
> type in Python?
> For example, I want to know if the variable "a" is a list of 
> strings or a
> single string. How do I do this?

Plenty of discussion here:

Simon B.
simon at 

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