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.
Related technical and longer articlesPython Calling functions and methods. Using objects and modules.
|Articles and tips on this subject||updated|
|418||Difference between import and from in Python|
Python's "import" loads a Python module into its own namespace, so that you have to add the module name followed by a dot in front of references to any names from the imported module that you refer to:
duster = feathers.ostrich("South Africa")
"from" loads a Python module into the current ...
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|
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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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