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A package that finds the external and internal dependencies in your Python projectand draws a directed graph and/or matrix to represent them

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Depender is a Python package that is used to determine and plot the dependencies of a given Python package given its name or its path.

Dependency Graph

Dependency Matrix

As a bonus, it can also be used to plot a hierarchical diagram of the directory structure of said package.

Structure Graph



Depender requires Python 3.5+

Install latest release

Using pip:

pip install depender

Install from source

git clone
pip install .


The package can be used from the command line:

depender <packageNameOrPath>

  Depender command line interface

  Create a dependency graph, a dependency matrix and/or a directory
  structure graph for a given Python package.

  PROJECT_PATH should be the path (relative or absolute) to the root of the
  Python package.

  EXCLUDED_DIRS should be, if provided, the name of or more directories in
  the package to be excluded from the graph.

  -o, --output-dir PATH           Output directory  [default: graphs]
  -fmt, --format TEXT             Output format, if specified the graph will
                                  be rendered to a file with the given format
  --dims, --image-dimensions TEXT
                                  Dimensions of the rendered graphs given as
                                  'width,height'  [default: 800,600]
  --include-external              When set, external packages are included in
                                  the graphs  [default: False]
  --no-follow-links               When set the script visits directories
                                  pointed to by symlinks  [default: False]
  --depth INTEGER                 Depth of the directory recursion  [default:
  --version                       Show the version and exit.
  -h, --help                      Show this message and exit.


Depender is licensed under the Apache Software License version 2.0.

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