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Data sampler from streaming data

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StreamSampler package allows you to sample a particular number of elements from a stream of data of which length is very large or unknown.

StreamSampler is provided in both forms of an executable command and library. It utilizes Reservoir sampling algorithm [Vitter85]

You can take a look at the README.txt of other projects, such as repoze.bfg ( for some ideas.


MIT License

See Also

  • sample-cli by Paul Butler is a command line tool providing almost the same feature. StreamSampler is intended to be a library, although it has a command line interface, so that it can be a part of other packages including my future projects.



  • Tests in Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


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