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Python Progress Indicator Utility

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The PyPrind (Python Progress Indicator) module lets you visualize the
progress of a programming task in Python via a progress bar or a
percentage indicator.


You can use the following command to install PyPrind:
``pip install pyprind``
``easy_install pyprind``

Alternatively, you download the package manually, unzip it, and install it from the
package folder via:

``python install`` or ``python3 install``


| PyPrind consists of two class objects that can visualize the progress
of a computation on the output screen.
| Progress bars are visualized via a ``ProgBar()`` object, and
alternatively, the progress can be shown as an percentage via the
``ProgPercent()`` object.

The general usage of ``ProgBar()`` and ``ProgPercent()`` consists of
three steps:

1) initialize a new ``ProgBar()`` or ``ProgPercent()`` object with the
number of iterations of the computation that is to be performed
2) update the ``ProgBar()`` or ``ProgPercent()`` object for each
iteration via the ``.update()``\ method
3) complete the progress visualization via the ``.finish()`` method
after the computation is completed

```n = 10000000
my_progress = pyprind.ProgBar(n) # 1) initialization with number of iterations
for i in range(n):
# do some computation
my_prbar.update() # 2) update the progress visualization
my_prbar.finish() # 3) complete the progress visualization

Optional parameters:

** Setting the width of the progress bar **

``my_prog = pyrpind.ProgBar(width=70) # default = 50``

** Set whether CPU time should be reported or not **

The optional ``cpu_time`` parameter can be set for both ``ProgBar()`` and
``ProgPercent()`` objects.

``my_prog.finish(cpu_time=False) # (default = True)``


The following examples shall illustrate the typical usage of the
PyPrind package.
An visualization can be viewed on YouTube:

Example - Progress Bar

```import pyprind

n = 10000000
my_prbar = pyprind.ProgBar(n)
for i in range(n):
# do some computation
my_prbar.finish() </pre>

**Progress Bar Screen Output**

```sebastian > ./python3 examples/
[100 %]
Time elapsed: 2.6364 sec

Example - Percentage Indicator

```import pyprind

n = 1000000
my_perc = pyprind.ProgPercent(n)
for i in range(n):
# do some computation

**Percentage Indicator Screen Output**

``` sebastian > python3 examples/
0% 100%
Time elapsed: 0.7829 sec


If you have any questions or comments about PyPrind, please feel free
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