How to Use AI (Large Language Model) to Generate Python Code and Implement Progress Bar?

In this video, I’ll show you how to generate Python code using the large language model ChatGPT to implement a progress bar in the command line. No complex programming knowledge required—just follow the steps to accomplish the task easily.

1. Video.

2. Source Code.

2.1 Use tqdm Library.

Below is a Python script that demonstrates how to implement a progress bar in the command line. This script uses the `tqdm` library, which is a popular and easy-to-use library for creating progress bars in Python.

First, you need to install the `tqdm` library if you haven’t already:

pip install tqdm

Now, here is a Python script that uses `tqdm` to show a progress bar:

import time
from tqdm import tqdm

# Number of iterations
num_iterations = 100

# Create a progress bar with tqdm
for i in tqdm(range(num_iterations), desc="Processing"):
    # Simulate some work with a sleep

print("Processing complete!")

This script does the following:

1. Imports the necessary modules: `time` for simulating work and `tqdm` for the progress bar.
2. Defines the number of iterations for the progress bar.
3. Uses a for loop to iterate over a range of `num_iterations`.
4. Inside the loop, it updates the progress bar and simulates work by sleeping for 0.1 seconds.
5. Prints a completion message once the loop is finished.

To run this script, simply save it to a file (e.g., ``) and execute it using Python:


This will display a progress bar in the command line that updates with each iteration.

2.2 Use sys & time Library.

A progress bar is a useful feature to show the progress of a long-running operation. Below is a Python script that demonstrates how to implement a simple command line progress bar. This example uses the `sys` and `time` modules to update the progress bar in place.

Here’s the script:

import sys
import time

def print_progress_bar(iteration, total, prefix='', suffix='', decimals=1, length=50, fill='█', print_end="\r"):
    Call in a loop to create terminal progress bar
        iteration   - Required  : current iteration (Int)
        total       - Required  : total iterations (Int)
        prefix      - Optional  : prefix string (Str)
        suffix      - Optional  : suffix string (Str)
        decimals    - Optional  : positive number of decimals in percent complete (Int)
        length      - Optional  : character length of bar (Int)
        fill        - Optional  : bar fill character (Str)
        print_end   - Optional  : end character (e.g. "\r", "\r\n") (Str)
    percent = ("{0:." + str(decimals) + "f}").format(100 * (iteration / float(total)))
    filled_length = int(length * iteration // total)
    bar = fill * filled_length + '-' * (length - filled_length)
    print(f'\r{prefix} |{bar}| {percent}% {suffix}', end=print_end)
    # Print New Line on Complete
    if iteration == total:

# Example Usage
if __name__ == "__main__":
    items = list(range(0, 100))
    total_items = len(items)

    print_progress_bar(0, total_items, prefix='Progress:', suffix='Complete', length=50)
    for i, item in enumerate(items):
        # Simulate some work
        # Update Progress Bar
        print_progress_bar(i + 1, total_items, prefix='Progress:', suffix='Complete', length=50)


1. Function Definition: `print_progress_bar` function takes several parameters:
– `iteration`: Current iteration (int).
– `total`: Total iterations (int).
– `prefix`: Prefix string (str).
– `suffix`: Suffix string (str).
– `decimals`: Number of decimal places for percentage (int).
– `length`: Character length of the progress bar (int).
– `fill`: Bar fill character (str).
– `print_end`: End character (str), typically “\r” or “\r\n”.

2. Percent Calculation: Calculates the percentage of completion.

3. Bar Construction: Constructs the bar with the fill character and ‘-‘ for the remaining part.

4. Print Bar: Prints the bar and the percentage, updating in place.

5. New Line on Complete: Prints a new line once the task is complete.

6. Example Usage: Demonstrates how to use the `print_progress_bar` function within a loop to simulate a task progressing.

This script will display a progress bar in the command line that updates as the loop progresses. Adjust the `time.sleep(0.1)` to simulate work being done for each iteration.

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