# Check If String Contains Any Letters from Alphabet in Python (Example)

On this page, Iâ€™ll explain how to test whether a character string contains one or multiple alphabetical letters using the Python programming language.

## Example Data

As a first step, we have to create some example strings in Python:

```my_string1 = "25482x736y54"                  # Create character string with letters
my_string2 = "395634875"                     # Create character string without letters```

As you can see, we have created two different character strings called my_string1 and my_string2.

You may already have noticed that the first string contains letters of the alphabet, but the second string does only consist of numbers.

However, letâ€™s check this using some Python code!

## Example: Test for Alphabetical Letters Using the any() & isalpha() Functions

This example demonstrates how to use the any and isalpha functions to check if a character string contains a letter from the alphabet.

Letâ€™s check our first character string my_string1:

```print(any(c.isalpha() for c in my_string1))  # Check if letters are contained in string
# True```

As you can see, the logical value True has been returned, i.e. our first example string contains alphabetical letters.

Letâ€™s apply exactly the same Python syntax to our second string:

```print(any(c.isalpha() for c in my_string2))  # Check if letters are contained in string
# False```

This time, the logical value False has been returned, i.e. our second string does not contain any letters.

## Video, Further Resources & Summary

Would you like to see the code of this tutorial explained in a video? Then check out the following video on my YouTube channel:

Do you need more explanations on how to identify alphabetical characters in a string? Then you might have a look at the following YouTube video of the Master Code Online channel. In this video, the speaker explains how to apply the isalpha function in Python.

Furthermore, you may have a look at the other Python tutorials on Statistics Globe. Check out the link below!

Summary: In this tutorial, I have shown how to find letters in a character string using Python. However, in case you have further questions on this topic, you may leave me a comment below!

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