Jinja2 setup

Now, let's discuss the configuration of the other new module. Jinja2 allows us to create powerful text templates using a Pythonic syntax for text expansion and logic evaluation. Templates also allow us to develop a reusable block of text versus needing to build our table rows and columns line by line within our Python script's for loops. Although the prior script takes a simplistic approach by forming an HTML file from strings, this template is more robust, dynamic, and most importantly, more sustainable.

This function defines one variable, html_string, which holds our Jinja2 template. This string captures all of the HTML tags and data to be processed by Jinja2. Although we place this information in a single variable, we could ...

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