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Python module Y200
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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Python Calling functions and methods. Using objects and modules.

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Examples from our training material
appy   Calling a method which alters the object it runs on
aug13_train.py   Inheritance, factory, etc
biff   Some built in functions
fromlist   bring module into current namespace
importlist   bring module into its own namespace
lenco   functions v methods
Background information
Some modules are available for download as a sample of our material or under an Open Training Notes License for free download from [here].
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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