How to read YAML with Python and PyYAML (Python 3)

How to read YAML with Python and PyYAML

There are multiple Python packages that can parse YAML data. However, PyYAML is the most prevalent and also the most complete implementation for parsing YAML. PyYAML is not part of the standard Python library, meaning you need to install it with Pip. PyYAML is preinstalled on this website, so we can use it here too.

The YAML parser returns a regular Python object that best fits the data. In this case, it’s a Python dictionary. This means all the regular dictionary features can be used, like using get() with a default value.

Read more about Python and YAML in the python land YAML tutorial.

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