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Specialized Python libraries for Unique Tasks


Python is the language of Data, ML, and AI, but Python also has various libraries for other specific needs. These lesser-known libraries serve interesting and particular needs.

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What it does: Taipy is an open-source Python library for building production-ready applications, front-end & back-end, in no time.

Why it’s unique: With Taipy, Python programmers can bring any ML/AI application to an automated and production-ready project. There is no need to know other languages; with Taipy, do front-end and back-end in Python.

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What it does: This Python library focuses on PDF files. With it, you can do any action, from merging, cropping, and transforming your PDF files.

Why it’s unique: It makes dealing with PDFs easier (no need for sketchy websites) and directly accessible to Pythonistas.



What it does: Arrow makes dealing with dates, times, and timestamps easy with a beginner-friendly interface. You can create, manipulate, format, and convert dates and times.

Why it’s unique: Arrow fills the Python datetime module's gap with added functionalities with the timezone conversions, for example.



What it does: TQDM adds progress bars for your iterative processes.

Why it’s unique: This accessible library enhances user experience with appealing and informative progress bars.



What it does: Geopy focuses on coordinates. With it, you can locate countries, cities, or addresses through coordinates using third-party geocoders.

Why it’s unique: It groups APIs of multiple geolocation services, making it a unified framework for dealing with geographical data.



What it does: This Python library will replace your hands on your mouse and keyboard to automate processes with other applications.

Why it’s unique: A real productivity win, this library can automate all your repetitive tasks on your computer.



What it does: Add some color to your terminal with Colorama. A real game-changer for your eyes!

Why it’s unique: Colorama will increase the readability and user experience of all your command line and script outputs and of course beautify them.



What it does: It is your Python search engine library. With Whoosh, you can index all your texts to facilitate searching.

Why it’s unique: This library is a great productivity feature for any of your applications; it adds a search functionality!



What it does: This Python library simplifies movie editing using Python. With MoviePy, you can cut, concatenate, and add titles (and more!) to your videos.

Why it’s unique: This library brings the video editing process to Python.

What it does: This library generates one-liner jokes on command!

Why it’s unique: This elementary and straight-to-the-point library is great to try for a little added humor in the day.


All these libraries show Python’s versatility and how the language is growing to cater to specific needs.


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Top comments (5)

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Alejandro Gil • Edited

In case anyone from here want to use Whoosh I recommend using the fork from Sygil-Dev/whoosh-reloaded instead of the old version. We are trying to revive Whoosh with that fork, since the main repos from mchaput and whooh-community hasn't been updated in a while and have a lot of issues.

Disclaimer: I'm one of the developers working on it and maintaining it.

marisogo profile image

Thanks for the info!

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Scott Reno

Very cool list!

aleajactaest78 profile image

I love to learn new things on a Wednesday!

debadyuti profile image

I had never heard of PyJokes. LOL.