is the head of a character string "text".


  • Strings can contain any sequence of ordinary or special characters. »
  • _String can be used as a pattern that represents a string.
  • In FullForm, special characters in strings are given as or . »
  • If an explicit newline in the string is preceded by a single backslash \, the backslash and newline are ignored.
Introduced in 1988
| Updated in 1996