Python's standard library is too big!

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Python's standard library is too big!

Postby XndrK » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Where should I start reading about Python's standard library? I already know the basics of Python (basically, what Codecademy teaches you, though that isn't very much), but the standard library spooks me with its massiveness.

To reiterate: Where do I start?
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Re: Python's standard library is too big!

Postby metulburr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:36 pm

There is no way you are just going to read through all the python docs and remember it when you need it. The best solution would be to start programming something, and research whatever library as you need it. Or if you are headed for a specifc direction, then research those libraries.
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Re: Python's standard library is too big!

Postby Kebap » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:41 pm

I found the "python module of the week" fair enough:

http://pymotw.com/2/
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Re: Python's standard library is too big!

Postby XndrK » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:42 pm

I'll definitely take a look at Module of the Week, and my ChainGang project on GitHub will probably require a few modules in places.

So, thanks!
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Re: Python's standard library is too big!

Postby micseydel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:23 pm

My experience has been to do things the best way I know, then show/ask more knowledgable people what I did, and occasionally they'll say "you can replace those 100+ lines with this import" and eventually you develop a knowledge base as well as an intuition about how to find things that might exist. But you learn a lot along the way.
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Re: Python's standard library is too big!

Postby 7stud » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:25 am

XndrK wrote:I'll definitely take a look at Module of the Week

They've been compiled into a book as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Python-Standard-L ... rd+library
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