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# Python | hasattr method

schedule Aug 11, 2023
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Python's hasattr(~) method returns a Boolean indicating whether the provided object has the specified attribute.

# Parameters

1. object | object

The object for which we are checking the attribute.

2. name | string

A string representing the name of the attribute we are checking for.

# Examples

To check whether the object my_cat has attribute age:

class Cat():
# This is constructor for python
def __init__(self, name, age):
self.name = name
self.age = age

# Teaching each cat how to meow
def meow(self):
print("I am a " + str(self.age) + " year old " + self.name)

# Creating an instance my_cat representing my cat Roxas
my_cat = Cat("Roxas", 26)
hasattr(my_cat, "age")
True

To check whether the object my_cat has attribute height:

hasattr(my_cat, "height")
False
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