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Python | dir method

Built-in Functions
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Python's dir(~) built-in function returns a list of supported attributes and methods for the provided object.

Parameters

1. object | object | optional

The object to return attributes and supported methods for. Defaults to list of names in current local scope.

Return value

A list of supported attributes and methods of the provided object.

Examples

Basic usage

To check the list of supported attributes and methods for a string object:

s = "SkyTowner"
dir(s)
['__add__',
'__class__',
'__contains__',
'__delattr__',
'__dir__',
'__doc__',
'__eq__',
.
.
.
'title',
'translate',
'upper',
'zfill']

We have truncated the output for readability, but you can clearly see the list of attributes and methods supported for the string object "SkyTowner".

Module

To list the attributes and methods of the pandas module:

import pandas as pd

dir(pd)
['BooleanDtype',
'Categorical',
'CategoricalDtype',
'CategoricalIndex',
.
.
.
'tseries',
'unique',
'util',
'value_counts',
'wide_to_long']
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