see: dir for humans
see is an alternative to the built-in
dir function in Python. It shows
you what you can do with things.
Supports Python 2.6+ and 3.2+. Also works in iPython and PyPy.
- BSD (see the LICENSE file)
Contributions are welcome. See the CHANGELOG.rst and AUTHORS.rst files.
To install see, run:
$ pip install --upgrade see
see is designed for the interactive Python interpreter. Import the
function like so:
>>> from see import see
see() without arguments to see all objects in the global scope.
>>> foo = 'bar' >>> see() foo see()
see(an_object) to see what you can do with
>>> number = 1 >>> see(number) + - * / // % ** << >> & ^ | +obj -obj ~ < <= == != > >= abs() bool() dir() divmod() float() hash() help() hex() int() oct() repr() round() str() .bit_length() .conjugate() .denominator .from_bytes() .imag .numerator .real .to_bytes()
You can use a Python startup file to ensure that
see is available every
time you run Python. The following example uses a startup file named
.pythonrc.py in the user's home directory:
Create the Python startup file, if it does not already exist:
$ touch ~/.pythonrc.py
Open this file in your preferred editor. Add the following line:
from see import see
Set the following environment variable (e.g. in
$ export PYTHONSTARTUP="$HOME/.pythonrc.py"
Now you can use
see immediately after running
python, without having to
manually import it.