Standard library Help

Neil D. Cerutti neilc at
Fri Jul 11 14:51:11 CEST 2014

On 7/11/2014 4:53 AM, Wolfgang Maier wrote:
> On 07/11/2014 10:32 AM, Nicholas Cannon wrote:
>> Hey i would like to know alot more about the standard library and all
>> of its functions and so on and i know it is huge and i would basically
>> like to learn only the useful stuff that i could use and all of those
>> features. i have been looking around and i cant really find anything
>> so i wondering if you guys would know any places to learn it.
> Consult the documentation:
> It's probably the only place that has everything documented.
> Instead of reading everything from A-Z though, the more typical approach
> is to skim through it to know what is available, then read in-depth the
> parts that seem useful for a concrete problem you're trying to solve
> currently. In my experience, a thorough understanding of most chapters
> doesn't come with reading alone, but with practice.

I recommend reading and becoming familiar with the first five sections 
first. You won't get far without the Built-in types and functions. list, 
dict, set, open, etc., are not in a "library", per se, as other 
languages usually define it, but that's where they're described in 
Python's docs.

Neil Cerutti

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