Python – Delete Character at Specific Index in String

Delete Character at Specific Index in String

Given a string myStr and an index position index, we need a string created from the string myStr but without the character at specified index index.

To delete the character from a string at specific index in Python, we can use string slicing technique.

Slice a string from starting to just before the specified index, and slice another string from after the specified index till the end. Join these two strings, and the resulting string is the original string without the character at specified index.

Syntax

The syntax of the expression to get the string myStr without the character at index index using slicing is

myStr[:index] + myStr[index + 1: ]
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Example

In the following program, we take a string in myStr and delete the character at index=3.

Python Program

myStr = 'apple'
index = 3
output = myStr[:index] + myStr[index + 1: ]

print(f'Input  : {myStr}')
print(f'Output : {output}')
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Output

Input  : apple
Output : appe

Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to remove the character at a given index from the string using slicing technique, with the help of well detailed examples.