It is easy to get the last character in a Python string, thanks to the
len() function. However, is there a shortcut to get, say, the middle character of a string?
With some thinking, we can probably realize that if we have the length of a string, we can get the middle character.
# For odd length strings, you can use floor division to get # the middle index. # In this string, the middle index is 2. # len(string1) // 2 = 5 // 2 = 2 string1 = "abcde" middle = string1[len(string1)//2] print(middle) # c # For even length strings, you can offset by 1 to get # both middle characters. string2 = "abcdef" left_middle = string2[(len(string2) - 1) // 2] right_middle = string2[len(string2) // 2] print(left_middle, right_middle) # c d