Can you explain what is the use _init_ and self in python?

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I used this code so many times

def method(self, abc):
    def __init__():

But I don't have the clear idea about _init_ and self.

Can You please explain that?

Thank you,

Aug 14, 2019 in Python by Piyush

1 answer to this question.

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The basic difference between these two are

  1. _init_ is the constructor for a class.
  2. The self parameter refers to the instance of the object 
  3. The _init_ the method gets called when memory for the object is allocated
  4. It is important to use the self the parameter inside an object's method if you want to persist the value with the object.

class ABC:

     def _init_(self, x , y):

        self._x = x

        self._y = y


I hope this will help to overcome your doubts.

answered Aug 14, 2019 by anonymous

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