# How to remove characters except digits from string in Python?

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We have a variety of ways to achieve this. We can filter out non digit characters using for ... if statement. For example:

>>> s = "H3ll0 P30P13"
>>> ''.join(i for i in s if i.isdigit())
'303013'

We can also use filter and a lambda function to filter out the characters. For example:

>>> s = "H3ll0 P30P13"
>>> filter(lambda x: x.isdigit(), s)
'303013'

Though an overkill for such a simple task, we can also use a regex for achieving the same thing. The \D character(non digit) can be replaced by an empty string. For example:

>>> import re
>>> s = "H3ll0 P30P13"
>>> re.sub("\D", "", s)
'303013'
Updated on 30-Sep-2019 07:24:21