- Series.str.lstrip(characters: str | None = None) Series [source]#
Remove leading characters.
The set of characters to be removed. All combinations of this set of characters will be stripped. If set to None (default), all whitespace is removed instead.
>>> s = pl.Series([" hello ", "\tworld"]) >>> s.str.lstrip() shape: (2,) Series: '' [str] [ "hello " "world" ]
Characters can be stripped by passing a string as argument. Note that whitespace will not be stripped automatically when doing so.
>>> s.str.lstrip("wod\t") shape: (2,) Series: '' [str] [ " hello " "rld" ]