Does any standard "comes with batteries" method exist to clear the terminal screen from a Python script, or do I have to go curses (the libraries, not the words)?
What about escape sequences?
print(chr(27) + "[2J")
A simple and cross-platform solution would be to use either the cls command on Windows, or clear on Unix systems. Used with os.system, this makes a nice one-liner:
os.system('cls' if os.name == 'nt' else 'clear')