Python split String | Without split() Function

How to Splitting strings in Python without split()?

The easiest way to split a string in python using the Python split() function. But in this tutorial, we will find other ways (without using the split() function) to do it.

Python split String Without split() Function

Do split strings, using a for loop, array and append:-

In the example, first need 2 variables, a “split_value” array variable for store splitter string and another one “tmp” variable to store a single word.

Inside for-loop condition statement have an if-else condition which checking the next character is space or not. If space then appends it in split_value array variable else append in “tmp” varible.

sentence = 'Python Programming tutorial'
split_value = []
tmp = ''
for c in sentence:
    if c == ' ':
        tmp = ''
        tmp += c

# for last word
if tmp:


Output: [‘Python’, ‘Programming’, ‘tutorial’]

Output in Python List (Array for other programming languages) format? Use a loop to get in string format or get a single word by using indexing.

Do comment if you have any doubt and suggestion on this tutorial.

Note: This example (Project) is developed in PyCharm 2018.2 (Community Edition)
JRE: 1.8.0
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
macOS 10.13.6
Python 3.7
All Examples of Splitting strings without function are in Python 3, so it may change its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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