Python - convert string to list

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i have a string like this :

states = "Alaska Alabama Arkansas American Samoa Arizona California Colorado"

and I want to split it into a list like this

states = {Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American, Samoa, ....}

Jul 25, 2018 in Python by Neha
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states.split() will return

['Alaska', 'Alabama', 'Arkansas', 'American', 'Samoa', 'Arizona', 'California', 'Colorado']

If you need one random from them, then you have to use the random module:

import random states = "... ..."

random_state = random.choice(states.split())

answered Jul 25, 2018 by Frankie
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