Python f-strings Formatted String Literals Syntax and Examples


In PEP 498 a new string formatting mechanism was introduced called as "Literal String Interpolation" or more famously called as f-strings.

The Python f-strings are a way by which you can embed expressions inside string literals. It makes use of a very minimal syntax (prefixed with the word 'f').

Let us take a look at the Syntax:

f"Some String Literal {expression-1} more text {expression-2}"

Note: The f-string literal string expressions are evaluated at run-time, and they are expressed with curly braces as shown above.



Examples:

Example 1:
user = 'Mike'
f'The user name is {user}'
Output

'The user name is Mike'

f-strings-python-example-1

Example 2: f-strings with print function
name = 'Alex'
age = 22
city = 'New York'

print(f"The name is {user}, age is {age}, city {city}")
Output:

The name is Mike, age is 22, city New York

f-strings-example-2-with-input-function-python

The f-string was designed with the intention to have a simpler way to format strings in Python as the existing ways of formatting are either error-prone, inflexible, or cumbersome.


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