[Tutor] string to list of characters

Danny Yoo dyoo@hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Tue, 7 Aug 2001 22:26:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, sean dowie wrote:

> I want to turn a word into a list of the letters, eg "dog" becomes
> ['d', 'o', 'g']. Is there a simple way to use split() or something to
> do this, or do I have to loop through each letter of the string?

By the way, you can treat a string as a "sequence" of characters:

>>> kujo = 'dog'
>>> kujo[0]
>>> for letter in kujo:
...     print letter

and many of the operations that work with lists can work equally well with
strings.  So, depending on the task, you might not need to turn "dog" into
['d', 'o', 'g'].