Name: [004] Jerol Harrington
Member: 120 months
Authored: 3 videos

An Introduction to Python Objects, using IPython [ID:005]

a series of video-tutorials by Jerol Harrington

These three videos show how objects are used in Python. You can write a lot of code without being especially aware of objects -- until you come to GUI programming: TKInter and especially wxPython. These ShowMeDos will help you make the transition to our wxPython videos.

Video Tutorials

1. An Introduction To Python Objects Using IPython (Part-1)

If you have written any Python code at all, you have been using objects all along. We use the IPython shell to show how objects and methods work at the most basic level. See here ( for a brief background to objects.

2. An Introduction To Python Objects Using IPython (Part-2)

In this ShowMeDo we show you how to create your own objects and methods, how to get a handle on self and even venture into ... namespaces

3. An Introduction To Python Objects Using IPython (Part-3)

In this final ShowMeDo, we cover the __init__ method, bound vs unbound methods, passing objects by reference, data attributes, and conclude with some recommendations for further self-development

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Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

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Learning Paths

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