ruby , Ruby access words in string

## Question:

Tag: ruby

I don't understand the best method to access a certain word by it's number in a string.

I tried using [] to access a word but instead it returns letter.

puts s
# => I went for a walk
puts s[3]
# => w


What you are doing will access the fourth character of String s.

Split the string to an array and then access the fourth element as follows.

puts s.split[3]


Note: Calling split without parameters separates the string by whitespace.

Edit: Fixing indexes. The index starts from 0. That means s.split[3] will access fourth element.

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