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A progress tracker with methods for throughput, ETA and update notification

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Latest release 20200129.3: Test version machinery again.

A progress tracker with methods for throughput, ETA and update notification.

Class BaseProgress

The base class for Progress and OverProcess with various common methods.

Note that durations are in seconds and that absolute time is in seconds since the UNIX epoch (the basis of time.time()).

Class CheckPoint(builtins.tuple)

CheckPoint(time, position)

Class OverProgress(BaseProgress)

A Progress-like class computed from a set of subsidiary Processes.


>>> P = OverProgress(name="over")
>>> P1 = Progress(name="progress1", position=12)
>>> = 100
>>> P1.advance(7)
>>> P2 = Progress(name="progress2", position=20)
>>> = 50
>>> P2.advance(9)
>>> P.add(P1)
>>> P.add(P2)
>>> P1.start
>>> P2.start
>>> P.start
>>> P1.position
>>> P2.position
>>> P.position

Class Progress(BaseProgress)

A progress counter to track task completion with various utility methods.


>>> P = Progress(name="example")
>>> P                         #doctest: +ELLIPSIS
Progress(name='example',start=0,position=0,start_time=...,thoughput_window=None,total=None):[CheckPoint(time=..., position=0)]
>>> P.advance(5)
>>> P                         #doctest: +ELLIPSIS
Progress(name='example',start=0,position=5,start_time=...,thoughput_window=None,total=None):[CheckPoint(time=..., position=0), CheckPoint(time=..., position=5)]
>>> = 100
>>> P                         #doctest: +ELLIPSIS
Progress(name='example',start=0,position=5,start_time=...,thoughput_window=None,total=100):[CheckPoint(time=..., position=0), CheckPoint(time=..., position=5)]

A Progress instance has an attribute notify_update which is a set of callables. Whenever the position is updated, each of these will be called with the Progress instance and the latest CheckPoint.

Progress objects also make a small pretense of being an integer. The expression int(progress) returns the current position, and += and -= adjust the position.

This is convenient for coding, but importantly it is also useful for discretionary use of a Progress with some other object. If you want to make a lightweight Progress capable class you can set a position attribute to an int and manipulate it carefully using += and -= entirely. If you decide to incur the cost of maintaining a Progress object you can slot it in:

# initial setup with just an int
my_thing.amount = 0

# later, or on some option, use a Progress instance
my_thing.amount = Progress(my_thing.amount)

Method Progress.__init__(self, position=None, name=None, start=None, start_time=None, throughput_window=None, total=None)

Initialise the Progesss object.


  • position: initial position, default 0.
  • name: optional name for this instance.
  • start: starting position of progress range, default from position.
  • start_time: start time of the process, default now.
  • throughput_window: length of throughput time window in seconds, default None.
  • total: expected completion value, default None.

Release Log

Release 20200129.3: Test version machinery again.

Release 20200129.2: set version to '20200129.2'

Release 20200129.1: Dummy release to test new version.

Release 20200129: New Progress.count_of_total_bytes_text property presenting "3kB/40MB" style text.

Release 20190812: New OverProgress class which is a composite of a set of subsidiary Progress instances. Assorted other small updates.

Release 20190220: Progress: be somewhat like an int. New status() method returning a convenient one line progress status report.

Release 20180703.2: Progress: make .total into a property in order to fire the update notifications.

Release 20180703.1: Progress: additions and changes to API: new .ratio, .elapsed_time, rename .projected to .remaining_time.

Release 20180703: Initial release of cs.progress.

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