I need to generate a string with n characters in Python. Is there a one line answer to achieve this with the existing Python library? For instance, I need a string of 10 letters:
string_val = 'abcdefghij'
To simply repeat the same letter 10 times:
string_val = "x" * 10 # gives you "xxxxxxxxxx"
And if you want something more complex, like
n random lowercase letters, it's still only one line of code (not counting the import statements and defining
from random import choice from string import ascii_lowercase n = 10 string_val = "".join(choice(ascii_lowercase) for i in range(n))
The first ten lowercase letters are
string.lowercase[:10] (if you have imported the standard library module
string previously, of course;-).
Other ways to "make a string of 10 characters":
'x'*10 (all the ten characters will be lowercase
''.join(chr(ord('a')+i) for i in xrange(10)) (the first ten lowercase letters again), etc, etc;-).