Python videos | Python Part 5 - Modules

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 October 2021

The key to writing Python programs is to make effective use of modules (both those built in to Python, and external ones). This tutorial shows you how to import, install, list and use modules.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Useful links.txt Text file Useful links to websites
Useful modules.png Image A list of useful built-in modules
Built-in Python code Calculating square root of 2 by importing math
Examples of built-in Python code Examples using modules like sys and os
Installing Python code Using the imported requests module
settings.json JSON file Settings file including Code Runner module setting

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

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