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1.Python module

In the process of program development, the file code is getting longer and longer, and the maintenance is becoming more and more difficult. We write many different functions into functions and put them in different files to facilitate management and call. In Python, a py file is called a Module.

Using modules can greatly improve the maintainability of code, and when a module is written, it can be referenced elsewhere. When we use python to complete many complex tasks, we often refer to other third-party modules, benefiting from the strong python community. We can have corresponding convenient and quick referenced libraries and modules to assist us in almost any task.

A module is a file that contains all the functions and variables you define py suffix ends. Modules can be introduced and used by other programs.

The following is an example of using modules in the python standard library.

import sys
print('The command line parameters are as follows:')
for i in sys.argv:
print('\n\nPython The path is:', sys.path, '\n')

The execution results are as follows:

$ python Parameter 1 Parameter 2
 The command line parameters are as follows:
 Parameter 1
 Parameter 2

Python The path is: ['/root', '/usr/lib/python3.10', '/usr/lib/python3.10/plat-x86_64-linux-gnu', '/usr/lib/python3.10/lib-dynload', '/usr/local/lib/python3.10/dist-packages', '/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages'] 

The explanation is as follows:

  • import sys introduces sys. In the python standard library Py module; This is the first mock exam.
  • sys.argv is a list of command line arguments.
  • sys.path contains a list of paths where the Python interpreter automatically finds the required modules.

2.import statement

To use the Python module, just execute the import statement in another source file. The syntax is as follows:

import module1[, module2[,... moduleN]

When the interpreter encounters an import statement, if the module can be searched in the current search path, it will be imported directly.

The search path is a list of all directories that the interpreter will search first. If you want to import the module showmeai, you need to put the command at the top of the script: file code

def print_welcome( par ):
    print ("Welcome : ", par)
    return file code

# Import module
import showmeai
# Now you can call the functions contained in the module

Output result of the above code:

$ python3 
Welcome :  ShowMeAI

When we use the import statement, the Python interpreter will look for the corresponding module in the search path. The search path is composed of a series of directory names. It is determined when Python is compiled or installed. The installation of a new library should also be modified. The search path is stored in the path variable in the sys module. Do a simple experiment. In the interactive interpreter, enter the following code:

>>> import sys
>>> sys.path
['', '/usr/lib/python3.10', '/usr/lib/python3.10/plat-x86_64-linux-gnu', '/usr/lib/python3.10/lib-dynload', '/usr/local/lib/python3.10/dist-packages', '/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages']

sys. The path output is a list of paths, the first of which is the empty string '', and the current directory where the python interpreter is executed.

We create a Fibo with the following code Py file, put it in sys In any directory in path:

def fib(n):    # Fibonacci sequence defined to n
    a, b = 0, 1
    while b < n:
        print(b, end=' ')
        a, b = b, a+b
def fib_new(n): # Return to the Fibonacci sequence of n
    result = []
    a, b = 0, 1
    while b < n:
        a, b = b, a+b
    return result

Then enter the Python interpreter and import this module with the following command:

>>> import fibo

You can use the module name to access the function:

3. Examples

1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377 610 987
>>> fibo.fib_new(100)
[1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89]
>>> fibo.__name__

For frequently used functions, you can assign them to a local name:

>>> my_fib = fibo.fib
>>> my_fib(500)
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377

4.from... import statement

Python's from statement allows you to import a specified part from the module into the current namespace. The syntax is as follows:

from modname import name1[, name2[, ... nameN]]

For example, to import the fib function of module fibo, use the following statement:

>>> from fibo import fib, fib_new
>>> fib(500)
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377

This declaration will not import the whole fibo module into the current namespace. It will only introduce the fib function in fibo.

5.from... import * statement

It is also feasible to import all the contents of a module into the current namespace. Just use the following Declaration:

from modname import *

For example, to import all functions of module fibo, use the following statement:

>>> from fibo import *
>>> fib(500)
1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144 233 377

6. Standard module

Python itself has some standard module libraries. Some modules are directly built in the parser and can be used efficiently.

For example, the module sys is built into every Python parser. Variable sys PS1 and sys PS2 defines the string corresponding to the main prompt and secondary prompt:

>>> import sys
>>> sys.ps1
'>>> '
>>> sys.ps2
'... '
>>> sys.ps1 = 'C> '
C> print('ShowMeAI!')

7. Package

Package is a form of managing Python module namespace. We often import modules in the form of "package. Module". For example, if the name of a module is C.D, it represents the sub module D in package C. Using this form, you don't have to worry about module duplicate names between different libraries.

Suppose you want to design a set of modules (or called a "package") to uniformly process video files and data.

There are many different audio file formats (basically distinguished by suffixes, such as. mp4,. wmv,. avi,. mkv), so you need to have a group of increasing modules to convert between different formats.

And there are many different operations for these video data, so you also need a large set of modules to deal with these operations.

Here is a possible package structure (in a hierarchical file system):

video/                          Top package               initialization video package
      formats/                  File format conversion sub package
      audio/                  Sound effect sub package
      editor/                  filters subpackage 

When importing a package, Python will import it according to sys Path to find the subdirectories contained in the package.

There is only one directory called\_\_ init\_\ file will be regarded as a package. The simplest treatment is to put an empty one\_\_ init\_\ file.

Users can import only specific modules in one package at a time, such as:


This will import the sub module: video audio. io. He must use his full name to access:

Another way to import sub modules is:

from import io

This will also import the sub module: io, and it does not need those verbose prefixes, so it can be used as follows:


Another change is to directly import a function or variable:

from import readfile

Similarly, this method will import the sub module: io, and you can directly use its readfile() function:


When using the form of from package import item, the corresponding item can be a sub module (sub package) in the package or other names defined in the package, such as functions, classes or variables.

The import syntax will first treat item as the name of a package definition. If it is not found, then try to import it according to a module. If not found, throw an exc:ImportError exception.

If we use the shape such as import item subitem. The import form of subitem, except the last item, must be a package, and the last item can be a module or package, but can not be the name of a class, function or variable.

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Added by writer on Wed, 23 Feb 2022 09:46:15 +0200