Import standard library modules to add features to Python programs

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Explore the Python standard library, how to add a module to your program, and how to download third-party packages.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Explore the Python standard library.
  • Add the include statement to tell the Python compiler which modules you will use in your code.
  • Use the pip utility to download third-party open-sourced packages.


  • A Python development environment.
  • Understanding of basic data types, such as strings and int, how to create, set, and get values from a variable, and so on.
  • Experience calling methods using the member access operator . and passing arguments to functions.