Python - using functions, objects and modules.
Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module Y200. This topic is presented on public courses Learning to program in Python
, Python Programming
, Intermediate Python
You won't want to rewrite code that's already written, and
Python has a rich array of such code - much of your code will
involve bolting together standard code provided to you as
modules, functions, objects and methods. This module shows
you how to make use of such facilities, and how to find out
what's available and how it works.
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Examples from our training material
| Calling a method which alters the object it runs on
| Inheritance, factory, etc
| Some built in functions
| bring module into current namespace
| bring module into its own namespace
| functions v methods
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Topics covered in this module
Built in functions.
Passing parameters in and out.
Methods on built in data types.
Loading modules - from v import.
Calling functions and methods from modules.
Learning about methods in a standard module.
A caution on globals and statics.
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