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Newbie question about Python syntax

On 22/08/2019 11:49, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 22Aug2019 09:34, Paul St George <email at paulstgeorge.com> wrote:
>> I have the Python API for the Map Value Node here: 
>> <https://docs.blender.org/api/current/bpy.types.CompositorNodeMapValue.html>. 
>> All well and good. Now I just want to write a simple line of code such 
>> as:
>> import bpy
>>>>> print(bpy.types.CompositorNodeMapValue.max[0])
> [...]
>> AttributeError: type object 'CompositorNodeMapValue' has no attribute 
>> 'max'
> CompositorNodeMapValue is a class. All the attributes described are for 
> instances of the class. So you need to do something that _gives_ you an 
> instance of CompositorNodeMapValue. That instance should have a .max array.
> Cheers,
> Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au>

Gulp. Thank you. I did ask for a pointer but perhaps I need a roadmap.

I have tried to do something that gives me an instance of 
CompositorNodeMapValue. I don't think I should humiliate myself further 
by sharing my attempts so could you please show me what the code should 
look like.