Creating your own library in Python is a great way to organize and reuse your code. Here are the basic steps to create your own library in Python:
- Create a new directory for your library and give it a meaningful name.
- Inside the directory, create a file named
__init__.py. This file tells Python that this directory should be considered a Python package.
- Create a new Python file for each module you want to include in your library. Each file should have a distinct name and should contain functions or classes that are related to each other.
- In the
__init__.pyfile, you can import the modules you created and expose the functions or classes you want to make available to other scripts.
- To use your library in other scripts, you can import it using the name of the directory you created.
Here is an example, let's say you want to create a library named
mylib which contains two modules
mylib/ __init__.py module1.py module2.py
from .module1 import func1 from .module2 import func2
In your script or other library, you can use it by importing like this:
from mylib import func1, func2
It's recommended to use some best practices and conventions when creating your own library, such as using good documentation, testing, and following PEP8 style guidelines.