## Project description

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Jug allows you to write code that is broken up into

It uses the filesystem to communicate between processes and
works correctly over NFS, so you can coordinate processes on
different machines.

Jug is a pure Python implementation and should work on any platform.

Python 2.6/2.7 and Python 3.3+ are supported.

*Website*: `http://luispedro.org/software/jug <http://luispedro.org/software/jug>`__

*Video*: On `vimeo <http://vimeo.com/8972696>`__ or `showmedo
<http://showmedo.com/videotutorials/video?name=9750000;fromSeriesID=975>`__

Short Example
-------------

Here is a one minute example. Save the following to a file called ``primes.py``
(if you have installed jug, you can obtain a slightly longer version of this
example by running ``jug demo`` on the command line)::

from time import sleep

def is_prime(n):
sleep(1.)
for j in range(2,n-1):
if (n % j) == 0:
return False
return True

primes100 = [is_prime(n) for n in range(2,101)]

This is a brute-force way to find all the prime numbers up to 100. Of course,
this is only for didactical purposes, normally you would use a better method.
Similarly, the ``sleep`` function is so that it does not run too fast. Still,
it illustrates the basic functionality of Jug for embarassingly parallel
problems.

Type ``jug status primes.py`` to get::

----------------------------------------------------------------------
primes.is_prime 0 99 0 0
......................................................................
Total: 0 99 0 0

This tells you that you have 99 tasks called ``primes.is_prime`` ready to run.
So run ``jug execute primes.py &``. You can even run multiple instances in the
background (if you have multiple cores, for example). After starting 4
instances and waiting a few seconds, you can check the status again (with ``jug
status primes.py``)::

----------------------------------------------------------------------
primes.is_prime 0 63 32 4
......................................................................
Total: 0 63 32 4

Now you have 32 tasks finished, 4 running, and 63 still ready. Eventually, they
will all finish and you can inspect the results with ``jug shell primes.py``.
This will give you an ``ipython`` shell. The `primes100` variable is available,
but it is an ugly list of `jug.Task` objects. To get the actual value, you call
the `value` function::

In [1]: primes100 = value(primes100)

In [2]: primes100[:10]
Out[2]: [True, True, False, True, False, True, False, False, False, True]

Testimonials
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"I've been using jug with great success to distribute the running of a
reasonably large set of parameter combinations" - Andreas Longva

What's New
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version **1.6.2** (Thu Oct 26 2017)
- Add return_value argument to jug_execute

version **1.6.1** (Thu Aug 29 2017)
- Fix bug with ``invalidate()`` in the shell

version **1.6.0** (Thu Aug 24 2017)
- 'jug execute --keep-going' now ends with non-zero exit code in case of failures
- Fix bug with cleanup in dict_store not providing the number of removed records
- Add 'jug cleanup --keep-locks' to remove obsolete results without affecting locks

version **1.5.0** (Sun Jul 16 2017)
- Fix bug in finding config files
- Improved --debug mode: check for unsupported recursive task creation
- Add invalidate() to shell environment
- Use ~/.config/jug/jugrc as configuration file
- Add experimental support for extensible commands, use
``~/.config/jug/jug_user_commands.py``
- jugrc: execute_wait_cycle_time_secs is now execute_wait_cycle_time
- Expose sync_move in jug.utils

version **1.4.0** (Tue Jan 3 2017)
- Fix bug with writing very large objects to disk
immediately necessary)
- Work around corner case in `jug shell` command

version **1.3.0** (Tue Nov 1 2016)
- Update `shell` subcommand to IPython 5
- Use ~/.config/jugrc as configuration file
- Cleanup usage string
- Use `bottle` instead of `web.py` for webstatus subcommand

version **1.2.2** (Sat Jun 25 2016)
- Fix bugs in shell subcommand and a few corner cases in encoding/decoding
results

version **1.2.1** (Mon Feb 15 2016)
- Changed execution loop to ensure that all tasks are checked (issue #33 on
github)
- Fixed bug that made 'check' or 'sleep-until' slower than necessary
- Fixed jug on Windows (which does not support fsync on directories)

version **1.2** (Thu Aug 20 2015)
- Use HIGHEST_PROTOCOL when pickle()ing
- Add compress_numpy option to file_store
- Add --short option to 'jug status' and 'jug execute'
- Fix bug with dictionary order in kwargs (fix by Andreas Sorge)
- Fix ipython colors (fix by Andreas Sorge)
- Sort tasks in 'jug status'

version **1.1** (Tue Mar 3 2015)
- Python 3 compatibility fixes
- fsync(directory) in file backend
- Jug hooks (still mostly undocumented, but already enabling internal code simplification)

version **1.0** (Tue May 20 2014)
- Adapt status output to terminal width (by Alex Ford)
- Add a newline at the end of lockfiles for file backend
- Add --cache-file option to specify file for ``status --cache``

version **0.9.7** (Tue Feb 18 2014)

- Fix use of numpy subclasses
- Fix redis URL parsing
- Fix ``shell`` for newer versions of IPython
- Correctly fall back on non-sqlite ``status``
- Allow user to call set_jugdir() inside jugfile

version **0.9.6** (Tue Aug 6 2013)

- Faster decoding

version **0.9.5** (May 27 2013)

- Even better map.reduce.map using blocked access
- Python 3 support
- Documentation improvements

For older version see ``ChangeLog`` file.

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