SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 12-13: malformed N character escape


I have a very simple error in Python with Spyder:

import pandas as pd 
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt 


When I run the above code, the I get an error:

File “C:/Users/Acer/Desktop/MASAÜSTÜ/github/”, line 12
^ SyntaxError: (unicode error) ‘unicodeescape’ codec can’t decode bytes in position 12-13: malformed N character

How can I fix it?

Asked By: Ali ÜSTÜNEL




is invalid Python. In normal (non-raw) strings, the backslash combines with the following character to form an “character escape sequence”, which mean something quite different. For example, "n" means a newline character. There is no escape sequence "N", and you don’t want an escape sequence anyway, you want a backslash and a "N". One solution is to use raw strings (r"..."), which strip the backslash of its superpower. The other is to use a character escape sequence whose meaning is the backslash (\).

tl;dr: Use either of these options:

Answered By: Amadan
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