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The apptools project includes a set of packages that Enthought has found useful in creating a number of applications. They implement functionality that is commonly needed by many applications

  • Provides an abstraction for files and folders in a file system.

  • apptools.logger: Convenience functions for creating logging handlers

  • apptools.naming: Manages naming contexts, supporting non-string data types and scoped preferences

  • apptools.persistence: Supports pickling the state of a Python object to a dictionary, which can then be flexibly applied in restoring the state of the object.

  • apptools.preferences: Manages application preferences.

  • apptools.selection: Manages the communication between providers and listener of selected items in an application.

  • apptools.scripting: A framework for automatic recording of Python scripts.

  • apptools.undo: Supports undoing and scripting application commands.


All packages in apptools require:

Certain sub-packages within apptools have their own specific dependencies, which are optional for apptools overall.

The apptools.preferences package requires:

The package requires:

The apptools.persistence package requires:

Many of the packages provide optional user interfaces using Pyface and Traitsui. In additon, many of the packages are designed to work with the Envisage plug-in system, althought most can be used independently:


To install with apptools.preferences dependencies:

$ pip install apptools[preferences]

To install with dependencies:

$ pip install apptools[h5]

To install with apptools.persistence dependencies:

$ pip install apptools[persistence]

To install with additional test dependencies:

$ pip install apptools[test]

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