socket is a module, containing the class socket.
You need to do socket.socket(...) or from socket import socket:
>>> import socket
<module 'socket' from 'C:\Python27\lib\socket.pyc'>
>>> from socket import socket
This is what the error message means:
It says module object is not callable, because your code is calling a module object. A module object is the type of thing you get when you import a module. What you were trying to do is to call a class object within the module object that happens to have the same name as the module that contains it.
Here is a way to logically break down this sort of error:
- "module object is not callable. Python is telling me my code trying to call something that cannot be called. What is my code trying to call?"
- "The code is trying to call on socket. That should be callable! Is the variable socket is what I think it is?`
- I should print out what socket is and check print socket