Chapter 19

Ten (Plus) Must-Have Python Packages


Check Improving the user interface with sights and sounds

Check Manipulating data better

Check Working with algorithms

This chapter reviews just a few of the more interesting Python packages available today. Unlike with Haskell, finding reviews of Python packages is incredibly easy, along with articles stating people’s lists of favorite packages. However, if you want to look at a more-or-less complete listing, the best place is the Python Package Index at The list is so huge that you won’t find a single list but must search through categories or for particular needs. Consequently, this chapter reflects just a few interesting choices, and if you don’t see what you need, you really should search online.

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