# Modules

What is a __module__? why?

A module is a Python file with one or more functions and variables. These functions and variables can be called from your program by importing a module.

Modules can be used to organize your code.

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In this example we use the math module. This module has many functions such as sine, cosine as well as variables:

import math |

### Find available functions and variables in a Python module

To find the available functions in a module, you can use this code:

import math |

A list will be returned with all functions and variables:

$ python example.py

[‘

‘ceil’, ‘copysign’, ‘cos’, ‘cosh’, ‘degrees’, ‘e’, ‘erf’, ‘erfc’, ‘exp’, ‘expm1’, ‘fabs’, ‘factorial’,

‘floor’, ‘fmod’, ‘frexp’, ‘fsum’, ‘gamma’, ‘hypot’, ‘isinf’, ‘isnan’, ‘ldexp’, ‘lgamma’, ‘log’, ‘log10’,

‘log1p’, ‘modf’, ‘pi’, ‘pow’, ‘radians’, ‘sin’, ‘sinh’, ‘sqrt’, ‘tan’, ‘tanh’, ‘trunc’]

[‘

**doc**‘, ‘**name**‘, ‘**package**‘, ‘acos’, ‘acosh’, ‘asin’, ‘asinh’, ‘atan’, ‘atan2’, ‘atanh’,‘ceil’, ‘copysign’, ‘cos’, ‘cosh’, ‘degrees’, ‘e’, ‘erf’, ‘erfc’, ‘exp’, ‘expm1’, ‘fabs’, ‘factorial’,

‘floor’, ‘fmod’, ‘frexp’, ‘fsum’, ‘gamma’, ‘hypot’, ‘isinf’, ‘isnan’, ‘ldexp’, ‘lgamma’, ‘log’, ‘log10’,

‘log1p’, ‘modf’, ‘pi’, ‘pow’, ‘radians’, ‘sin’, ‘sinh’, ‘sqrt’, ‘tan’, ‘tanh’, ‘trunc’]

### Create your own module

First create a Python file with a function. We call this file hello.py and we have one function:

def hello(): |

Now that we have create a module named

*hello*we can use it in our program test.py

# Import your module |