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Q&A How and where does Python code start running? How can I control that?

Suppose I have some code in a file myscript.py like: def my_function(): print("Test") What steps do I need to take in order to make my_function run? That is to say: how do I get Python to ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 12h ago by Karl Knechtel‭

#1: Initial revision by user avatar Karl Knechtel‭ · 2024-04-20T21:33:02Z (about 2 months ago)
How and where does Python code start running? How can I control that?
Suppose I have some code in a file `myscript.py` like:

```
def my_function():
    print("Test")
```

What steps do I need to take in order to make `my_function` run? That is to say: how do I get Python to run `myscript.py`; and from there, how do I choose `my_function` as the starting point for the code? In particular, do I need to use a specific name for my starting function (such as `main`, as seen in some other programming languages)?