Use the Standard Library

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  • Use the Standard Library
    • Overview
    • What is the Standard Library
    • Access the Standard Library
    • Use the os Module
    • Use the os.path Module
    • Use the os.path Module Part 2
    • Use the datetime Module: Getting Started
    • Use the datetime Module: Timedeltas and Arithmetic
    • Use the datetime Module: Comparisons
    • Use the datetime Module: Parsing and Timezones
    • Use the math Module
    • Use the sys Module: Interpreter Settings
    • Use the sys Module: Runtime Environment
    • Use the sys Module: Modules and Imports
    • Use the random Module


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  • Episode Description
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Part of the power of Python is the array of tools that come built into the language, known as the Python Standard Library. In this series, we take a look at the Standard Library, import from the Standard Library, as well as take a view of some of the more common modules, or parts, of the Standard Library. If you want to dive a little deeper, then we will see you there.

[SOUND] Hello, and thank you for watching DevProTV. Today we're gonna be talking about use the standard library with Justin Denison. Now Justin, can you tell us about what this course has to offer the people out there? >> So Python's called a batteries included language, and, well, up until this point we've kind of been dabbling just in the things that are just readily available. However, that's not all the power that's available in Python, we have this expansive set of other functionalities that are called the standard libraries, so we are gonna be exploring that a little bit. >> Okay, so who should watch this show? >> This is a show for someone who's just getting started programming, predictably programming in Python because that's what we're gonna be talking about. Well, your like, I feel comfortable, right, with creating lists and tuples and now I want to do a little more. I'm trying to figure out well, I need to manage some dates, right? I need to figure out how to work with times. It's meant to help level up your Python programming skills. >> Is this a certification-based course? >> It is not certification-based. As I've already said, it is meant to help you progress in your understanding of Python and programming in general. >> Could you tell us a little bit more about what topics will be covered in user standard library? >> So I'm gonna take a look at some of the topics that I used most when I first started programming in Python. That's the datetime module where we can manage dates, times, and well, together, datetimes. I know it's kind of an odd thing. We also explore what the concept of a date or a time is. We also see how to use OS specific functionalities, including how to manage file paths, or folder paths, and kind of poking around on those. Look at a little bit of randomness and manipulating the underlying system portion for Python, like settings. How does the interpreter run? How does the runtime run? And how to change those. We also spend a little bit of time, how do I get access to those? How do those come in? Why are they just available? I can't just use those? How do I bring those in? So those are a few of the topics that we're gonna take a look at. And, well, I will tell you, it seems not that difficult but it can get a little deep, so you might wanna bring your hip waiters as far as that is concerned. >> All right, Justin, thank you so much, and if user standard library is something that interests you, and you wanna be the one step closer to being a Python pro, be sure to check out every single episode that user standard library has to offer in our course library, thanks for watching. [SOUND]