Last updated January 2024

  Course Project: CS50P at Harvard University

A colorful thumbnail featuring the text "color50" and the Python logo

Developer Credits

  •   Developed by Daniel Fletcher

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Skills & Technologies

  • Python
  • PyPI
  • Sphinx

Project Details

A lightweight Python package for printing more colorful output at the command line.

For my final project submission in Harvard University's CS50P course, I wanted to challenge myself to learn something entirely new related to the Python language. Something that's always interested me is the logistics behind creating and distributing a Python package for other developers to use in their projects, so I ultimately decided to make that the focus of my project. After some further brainstorming, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to create a Python package to help streamline the process of printing text in color at the terminal. This is another thing I've always been fascinated by but never really looked into before, so I thought it would be a great fit to pair with the package idea.

The final result is color50, a Python package consisting of four modules, two classes, multiple helper functions, and a series of named constants. See below for a brief summary of the package contents, and check out the Usage Guide or Demo Files sections of the documentation for some simple demonstrations!

color50 package contents:

This project ended up being much grander in scope than I originally anticipated; however, I still found it to be an extremely rewarding experience. I'm very happy with what I've learned, the experience I've gained, and how the project turned out! I hope other Python developers or CS50 students can find some utility in the color50 package.

And with that, I now must say:

This was CS50P!

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