pandas.Series.str.pad

Series.str.pad(self, width, side='left', fillchar=' ')[source]

Pad strings in the Series/Index up to width.

Parameters
widthint

Minimum width of resulting string; additional characters will be filled with character defined in fillchar.

side{‘left’, ‘right’, ‘both’}, default ‘left’

Side from which to fill resulting string.

fillcharstr, default ‘ ‘

Additional character for filling, default is whitespace.

Returns
Series or Index of object

Returns Series or Index with minimum number of char in object.

See also

Series.str.rjust

Fills the left side of strings with an arbitrary character. Equivalent to Series.str.pad(side='left').

Series.str.ljust

Fills the right side of strings with an arbitrary character. Equivalent to Series.str.pad(side='right').

Series.str.center

Fills boths sides of strings with an arbitrary character. Equivalent to Series.str.pad(side='both').

Series.str.zfill

Pad strings in the Series/Index by prepending ‘0’ character. Equivalent to Series.str.pad(side='left', fillchar='0').

Examples

>>> s = pd.Series(["caribou", "tiger"])
>>> s
0    caribou
1      tiger
dtype: object
>>> s.str.pad(width=10)
0       caribou
1         tiger
dtype: object
>>> s.str.pad(width=10, side='right', fillchar='-')
0    caribou---
1    tiger-----
dtype: object
>>> s.str.pad(width=10, side='both', fillchar='-')
0    -caribou--
1    --tiger---
dtype: object
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