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Using Modules & Pip In Python

Sometimes we have to use someone else's code in our program because it saves us a lot of time. Today, we will learn a technique to use code that is not written by us but will enhance the quality of our program, save us time, and of course, it is legal and free.

Let us understand what utilities like modules and pip are,

Module – Module or library is a file that contains definitions of several functions, classes, variables, etc. which is written by someone else for us to use.

Pip – Pip is a package manager for Python i.e., pip command can be used to download any external module in Python. It is something that helps us to get code written by someone else from somewhere.

We can install a module in our system by using pip command :

  • Open cmd or Powershell in your system.
  • And then, type pip install module_name and press enter.
  • Once you do that, the module will start downloading and will install automatically on your computer.

Example, for installing flask I will do this:

After pressing the enter key, you will see something like this:

After installing any module in Python, you can import it into your program or your Python projects. For example, to use flask, I will type "import flask" at the top of my Python program.

import flask

There are two types of modules in Python:

  • Built-in Modules:

Built-in modules are the modules that are pre-installed in Python i.e., there is no need to download them before using. These modules come with python interpreter itself.

Example – random, os, etc.

To get a complete list of built-in modules of python head to the following page of the official documentation - https://docs.python.org/3/py-modindex.html.

  • External Modules:

These are the modules that are not pre-installed in Python i.e., we need to download them before using them in our program.

Example – Flask, Pandas, TensorFlow, etc.

That's all about modules in Python. I hope you are enjoying this course. Please make sure to subscribe to CodeWithHarry on YouTube if you think my efforts and this content is helpful.

Comments(11)

Raheel123 1 year, 2 months ago
Amazing Sir !
harry 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks!
Raheel123 9 months, 2 weeks ago
you are welcome!
Raheel123 9 months, 1 week ago
Hello! I wanna need cheats list for C++ programing Please Can you send or share with me Kindly,thanks for you I am Raheel from Pakistan 
Vivek-Mishra 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Full Notes and Source Code: 
https://github.com/Optimized-World/Complete-Python-Tutorial-and-Notes
Vivek-Mishra 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Remaining Codes will be updated Soon.
Thanks, Harry Bhai for Awesome Tutorials
aditya01 2 months, 2 weeks ago
you have not given notes and source code after #33
hakeem143 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for helping us Bhai.
wbaig390 3 months, 1 week ago
sir, I'm facing problems as i type pip install flask
python981 2 months, 3 weeks ago
harry bhai i m getting error while downloading "pip install flask"

The script flask.exe is installed in 'c:\python371\Scripts' which is not on PATH.
  Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.
nickgaur 2 months ago
harry bhai please set an option to highlight the completed lecture.it's quite easy for us.and also thank you for providing the paid content for free.

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