Print escape characters in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to print escape characters in Python.

Mostly in Python, we use two escape characters.

  • ‘\n’ -> Leaves a line
  • ‘\t’  -> Leaves a space

How to print escape character using r/R in Python

We can print the escape character useing r or R before the string.

Let us understand it with the help of an example

Example to print escape character using r.

#without using r
inpt1 = "hii,\ni am\tprogrammer "
print("output of inpt1:-")
print (inpt1)
#using r
inpt2 = r"hii,\n I am \t programmer  "
print("output of inpt2:-")
print (inpt2))

OUTPUT:-

output of inpt1:-
hii,
i am	programmer 
output of inpt2:-
hii,\n I am \t programmer  


Example to print escape characters using R in Python

#without using R
inpt1 = "hii,\ni am\tprogrammer "
print("output of inpt1:-")
print (inpt1)
#using R
inpt2 = R"hii,\n I am \t programmer  "
print("output of inpt2:-")
print (inpt2)

OUTPUT:-

output of inpt1:- hii, i am programmer output of inpt2:- hii,\n I am \t programmer

Example 2:-

#without using r
inpt1 = "hii,\n this line\twill not print escape character "
print("output of inpt1:-")
print (inpt1)
#using r
inpt2 = r"hii,this are escape character \n and  \t  "
print("output of inpt2:-")
print (inpt2)
output of inpt1:-
hii,
 this line	will not print escape character 
output of inpt2:-
hii,this are escape character \n and  \t

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