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pandas.Series.str.pad

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

Pad strings in the Series/Index up to width.

Parameters:

width : int

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.

fillchar : str, 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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