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I asked a question just now.

I am trying to get a better understanding about this procedure of Python code to be generated.

similarly people may say these

get a better understanding about calculus, get a better understanding about the mechanisms of memory, ...

Is "get a better understanding about some concept/mechanism" a grammatical, idiomatic and clear expression?

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    The idiomatic preposition that follows understanding in that phrase is of, and by a large margin at that should the metric be the frequency of occurrence in Google's corpus (represented by the Google Books Ngram Viewer chart).
    – user3395
    Sep 11, 2019 at 14:24
  • This is one of those relatively uncommon contexts where the older / more formal way of phrasing things is actually shorter and simpler than the idiomatic standard today. If Charles Dickens were speaking, he'd probably say I am trying to better understand this procedure... Note that although trying to get a better understanding is fine, there's definitely something wrong with this procedure of Python code to be generated. But I don't understand exactly what you mean there, so I can't say how it should be expressed. Sep 11, 2019 at 16:50

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Yes, it is clear and understandable but it's not clear from your example exactly what the object of the understanding is. The preposition 'of' sounds better to my ear when talking about a noun. For instance

I'm trying to get a better understanding of this concept.
I'm trying to get a better understanding of the Python procedure.

I would use 'about' when the object is a phrase like 'how this procedure in Python code is generated'.

I'm trying to get a better understanding about how this procedure in Python code is generated.
I'm trying to get a better understanding about the way this Python procedure is generated.

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