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27 Feb 2020

15+ Python Tools that will ease your work

We know that in a Python program we can include many more utilities which we can use very easily in our application. To use any utility or more technically a module we can use simply import statement in our program. For e.g., if we want to use NumPy in a particular program then in the first line we can write the following code –

import NumPy

 

 Similarly, if we want to use another module say Tkinter then like the previous occasion we can import it by writing –

import Tkinter

import is the keyword by which we can use a particular module or utility in a Python application. However some modules are to be installed separately by using pip install command.

Below we have listed some important python tools that are used for various purposes. While discussing python with many users one thing which we have observed is that people are not very much sure of which modules or tools are used for what purpose. Here is a small effort from our side.

Important Python Tools:

Name of Modules Purpose Remarks
 SymPy SymPy is a Python library mainly used for symbolic mathematics. It is an open-source Python library for symbolic computation. We can use it by writing import sympy
SciPy SciPy is a library that uses NumPy internally for more mathematical functions. It uses NumPy arrays as the basic data structure and comes with modules for various commonly used tasks in scientific programming, including linear algebra, integration (calculus), ordinary differential equation solving, and signal processing. It is also an Open Source Python Library and deeply related to other modules like NumPy
NumPy NumPy is a package in Python used for Scientific Computing. NumPy package is used to perform different operations.  Often Used in Data Analysis or in Data Science Programs.
DateTime The DateTime module supplies classes to work with date and time. This module also contains a class named Datetime within it. Often used when you are working with DateTime.
DateUtil The DateUtil module gives some additional functionality which can be applied on date values. Often it can be considered as an extension of a DateTime module. We can do simple date-related calculations after using this module. Also, it can offer facilities like generating a calendar of a particular year.
SciKit Scikit-learn is a free machine learning library for Python. It is able to apply various algorithms like support vector machine, random forests, and k-neighbours. Used in Machine Learning Programs. It also closely works with Python numerical and scientific libraries like NumPy and SciPy.
Tkinter Tkinter is called as the standard GUI library for PythonWe can use the Tkinter module easily to create GUI applications. Like other modules, It has to be installed separately in your machine.
Matplotlib This module is used for Data Visualisation purposes. An integral tool used in Data Analytics or Data Science.
Netmiko This module is often used for Network Automation purposes. It is really helpful when a person wants to automate something within a Network.
Pandas Pandas is an opensource library that allows to you to perform data manipulation in Python. Pandas library is built on top of Numpy, so it can very closely work with NumPy. Used Majorly for Data Analysis. Hope all of you have heard about Big Data Analysis.
sqlite3 This module is used for DataBase Connectivity when your data is in SQLite. Used to Connect your Python Program to a database created within SQLite.
cx_Oracle This module is used for DataBase Connectivity when your data is in Oracle. Used to Connect your Python Program to a database created within Oracle.
MySQLdb

 

This module is used for DataBase Connectivity when your data is in MySQL. Used to Connect your Python Program to a database created within MySQL.
pyodbc This module is used for DataBase Connectivity when your data is in MS SQL Server. Used to Connect your Python Program to a database created within MS SQL Server. The Same module can work well with MS-Access Database.
PyTorch PyTorch is an open-source machine learning library used for developing and training neural network-based deep learning models. It is primarily developed by Facebook’s AI research group.
scikit-learn scikitlearn is an open-source Python library that has powerful tools for data analysis and data mining. Again it is used for Data Analysis and closely works with NumPy module.
OpenCV OpenCV is a Python library which is designed to solve computer vision problems – majorly used for image processing and to read graphical designs. It closely works other libraries which use NumPy like, libraries such as SciPy and Matplotlib.