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convert a python source code into json-dumpable data (dict and lists with strings, ints, ...)

Project Description


ast2json is a small module that will convert any python AST node into its ast
representation formated in a JSON compatible python representation (list and
dicts containing string, ints and null).



pip install ast2json
# or to have lastest version
pip install git+git://



>>> import json
>>> from ast import parse
>>> from ast2json import ast2json

>>> ast = ast2json(parse(open('').read()))
>>> print json.dumps(ast, indent=4)

If you are lazy, "str2json" will apply the "parse" method of ast on a string for you, so you'll be able to write:


>>> str2json(open('').read())


This is the result of converting 'print "Hello World!"' (and applying json.dumps on the result).


"body": [
"_type": "Print",
"nl": true,
"col_offset": 0,
"dest": null,
"values": [
"s": "Hello World!",
"_type": "Str",
"lineno": 1,
"col_offset": 6
"lineno": 1
"_type": "Module"


0.2.1 (2016-11-13)

* fix broken pip installation by @abolger

0.2 (2016-09-03)

* python 3 support and some unit testing by Juncheol Cho @zironycho



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