Sometimes it is necessary to specify space on a line, but the amount of free space is uncertain and depends on the environment and conditions. In these cases, changing the line over and over again is a tedious task. Hence, python has a " expandtabs () " in its library, which determines the amount of space that should be replaced with "/ t" in a line.
Syntax: expandtabs (space_size)
space_size: Specifies the space that is to be replaced with the “ ”Symbol in the string. By default the space is 8.
Returns: Returns the modified string with tabs replaced by the space.
Code # 1: Code for demo extended tables ()
Modified string using default spacing: i love gfg Modified string using less spacing: i love gfg Modifi ed string using more spacing: i love gfg
The exception with this method is that it does not accept a floating point number if we want to determine the exact precision of the space required.
Code # 2: Code to demonstrate exclusion from extended tables ()
Modified string using default spacing: Error !! The error occurred is: integer argument expected, got float
There are many possible applications where this can be used, such as text formatting or documentation where user requirements are constantly changing.