Python Escape Sequences

Python Escape Sequences
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A list of escape sequences can be found here

Escape sequences allow for including special characters into strings.

>>> print('Single quote strings can have \'single\' quotes if they are escaped')
"Single quote strings can have 'single' quotes if they are escaped"
>>> print("Double quote strings can have \"double\" quotes if they are escaped")
'Double quote strings can have "double" quotes if they are escaped'
>>> print("Multiline strings\ncan be created\nusing escape sequences.")
Multiline strings
can be created
using escape sequences.
>>> print("Backslashes \\ need to be escaped.")
Backslashes \ need to be escaped.

A raw string can be used by prefixing the string with r or R which allows for backslashes to be included without the need to escape them -

>>> print(r"Backslashes \ don't need to be escaped in raw strings.")
Backslashes \ don't need to be escaped in raw strings.
>>> print(r"An odd number of backslashes at the end of a raw string will cause an error\")
  File "<stdin>", line 1
    print(r"An odd number of backslashes at the end of a raw string will cause an error\")
                                                                                         ^
SyntaxError: EOL while scanning string literal

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