How to split one word into an array?

Uhh, i was wondering if i had a single word such as dog, how would i convert that into an array of [d,o,g]? I thought i could use the .split function but i doesn’t work with an empty separator. I know the doubt is kind of basic, but i’m still confused, thanks in advance.

A string is another type of iterable, where the characters are iterated over.

text = "dog"
for element in text:
    print(element)
# d
# o
# g

This means you just need to directly convert the elements to a list:

text = "dog"
characters = []
for character in text:
    characters.append(character)
print(characters)
# ['d', 'o', 'g']

There’s list-comprehension short-hand for the above:

text = "dog"
characters = [c for c in text]
print(characters)
# ['d', 'o', 'g']

The above is the main function of the list constructor:

characters = list("dog")
print(characters)
# ['d', 'o', 'g']
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Use list:

> list('dog')
['d', 'o', 'g']