The Python Standard Library

Volume one in the ‘best of eff-bot’ series:

Python Standard Library
by Fredrik Lundh
O’Reilly & Associates
2nd Edition, May 2001
280 pages, 360 scripts

Based in part on 3,000 newsgroup articles written by Python veteran Fredrik Lundh over the last four and half years, this book provides sample scripts for all standard modules in the Python library.

This book provides extensive coverage of:

  • networking
  • file formats
  • data conversions
  • data storage
  • threads and processes

and much, much more.

The book is also available in German.

The first, electronic edition is still available:

(the eff-bot guide to) The Standard Python Library
by Fredrik Lundh

1st Edition, October 1999
256 pages, 320 scripts

“Unfortunately, those people who have nothing better to do than post on the Internet all day long are rarely the ones who have the most insights.” — Jacob Nielsen


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