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How to calculate the length of a string in Python?

To get the length of a string in Python we can use the len() function.
The len() function accepts only one parameter and that is a string.
It returns an integer with the number of characters in the string.

Example of how to calculate the length of a string
The following snippet shows a basic example of how you can use this function to calculate the length of a string.

book = "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life"
len(book)

Output:

53

So with the len function you get the length of the string. If you want to do more calculations with the result, see our article about basic math in Python.

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