Master Typing with Python: Improve Your Speed and Accuracy

Typing accurately and swiftly is an essential skill in today’s digital age. From writing emails to coding, the ability to type efficiently can significantly boost productivity. To help you master this skill, we’ve developed “Speedy Typing,” a Python-based typing game that challenges users to type various sentences accurately and quickly.

Getting Started:

To kick things off, let’s delve into the setup. We’ll be using Python’s curses library, which provides functionalities for creating text-based user interfaces. The curses module handles screen painting and keyboard input in a terminal-independent manner, making it ideal for our typing game.

import curses
from curses import wrapper
import time
import random

Power On:

Our game starts with a welcoming screen, prompting the user to press any key to continue.

def power_on(stdscr):
    stdscr.addstr("Welcome to Speedy Typing!")
    stdscr.addstr("\n\nPress any key to continue...")

Display Screen:

Here, we define a function to display the typing challenge along with the user’s input and current words per minute (WPM) count.

def display_screen(stdscr, qn, user, wpm=0):
    stdscr.addstr("Type the following: \n\n")
    stdscr.addstr(qn, curses.color_pair(3))
    stdscr.addstr(4, 0, f"WPM: {wpm}")

    for i, char in enumerate(user):
        if char == qn[i]:
            stdscr.addstr(2, i, char, curses.color_pair(2))
            stdscr.addstr(2, i, char, curses.color_pair(1))

Typing Screen:

In this section, we generate a random typing challenge from a predefined list and allow the user to type it. The user’s WPM is calculated in real time, providing instant feedback on their typing speed.

def main(stdscr):
    curses.init_pair(2, curses.COLOR_GREEN, curses.COLOR_BLACK)
    curses.init_pair(1, curses.COLOR_RED, curses.COLOR_BLACK)
    curses.init_pair(3, curses.COLOR_WHITE, curses.COLOR_BLACK)

    while True:
        stdscr.addstr(6, 0, "Press 'q' to quit or any other key to continue...")
        nkey = stdscr.getkey()
        if nkey == "q":


Congratulations! You’ve just created a simple yet engaging typing game using Python. Keep practicing, and you’ll notice significant improvements in your typing speed and accuracy over time.

For the complete code and further exploration, check out the GitHub repository here.

Connect with me on LinkedIn for more updates and interesting projects: Md. Rubayet Islam

Feel free to modify and expand upon this project to suit your preferences and learning goals. Happy typing!

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