A method bound to the class and not the object of the class is called a class method in Python. Class methods are not on a specific object instance. It belongs to a class level, and all class instances (Object) share a class method.
Call class method
@classmethod decorator is used to declare a method in the class as a class method. The class method can also be called using an object of the class.
Python class method example code
A simple example code declares a class method and accesses it. Use this method for any methods that are not bound to a specific instance but the class.
class Student: school_name = 'King kong' # class attribute def __init__(self): self.age = 20 # instance attribute @classmethod def tostring(cls): print('Student School:', cls.school_name) Student.tostring()
Python class method Implementation demonstration
You can also classmethod() function to define a class method in Python. It is used to convert a normal method into a class method.
It returns a class method for a given function.
class School: # class variable name = 'ABC School' def school_name(cls): print('School Name is :', cls.name) # create class method School.school_name = classmethod(School.school_name) # call class method School.school_name()
Output: School Name is: ABC School
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Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)
All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.
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