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# Python | Find the position of a character in a given string

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Let’s discuss a few methods to solve the problem.

Method # 1: Using the naive method

 ` # Python3 demo code ` ` # find the first character position ` ` # on this line `   ` # Initializing string ` ` ini_string ` ` = ` `’ abcdef’ `   ` # Character to search ` ` c ` ` = ` ` "b" ` ` # print start line and character ` ` print ` ` (` ` "initial_st ring: "` `, ini_string, ` `" character_to_find: "` `, c) `   ` # Using the naive method ` ` res ` ` = ` ` None ` ` for ` ` i ` ` in ` ` range ` ` (` ` 0 ` `, ` ` len ` ` (ini_string)): ` ` if ` ` ini_string [i] ` ` = ` ` = ` ` c: ` ` res ` ` = ` ` i ` ` + ` ` 1 ` ` break ` ` `  ` if ` ` res ` ` = ` ` = ` ` None ` `: ` ` print ` ` (` `" No such charater available in string "` `) ` ` else ` `: ` ` print ` ` (` `" Character {} is present at {} "` ` . ` ` format ` ` (c, ` ` str ` ` (res))) `

Exit :

` initial_string: abcdef character_to_find: b Character b is present at 2 `

Method # 2: Using find

This method returns -1 if there is no character.

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` # Python3 code for demonstrations # find the first character position # on this line   # Initializing string ini_string = ’abcdef’ ini_string2 = ’xyze’    # Character to search c = " b " # print start line and character print ( "initial_strings:" , ini_string, "" ,  ini_string2, "character_to_find:" , c)   # Using the find method res1 = ini_string.find (c) res2 = ini_string2.find (c)   if res1 = = - 1 : print ( "No such charater available in string {}" . format (   ini_string)) else : print ( "Character {} in string {} is present at {}" . format ( c, ini_string, str (res1 + 1 )))   if res2 = = - 1 : print ( " No such charater available in string {} " . format ( ini_string2)) else : print ( "Character {} in string {} is present at {}" . form at ( c, ini_string2, str (res2 + 1 ))) `

` ` Output:

` initial_strings: abcdef xyze character_to_find: b Character b in string abcdef is present at 2 No such charater available in string xyze `

Method # 3: Using index ()

This method raises a ValueError if a character is missing

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` # Python3 demo code # find the first character position # on this line   # Initializing with string ini_string1 = ’xyze’   # Character to search c = "b" # print start line and character print ( "initial_strings:" , ini_string1, "character_to_find:" , c)    # Using the index method try : res = ini _string1.index (c) print ( "Character {} in string {} is present at {}" . format (   c , ini_string1, str (res + 1 ))) except ValueError as e:   print ( " No such charater available in string {} " . format (ini_string1)) `

` ` Output:

` initial_strings : xyze character_to_find: b No such charater available in string xyze `

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