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A Django app that helps you creating models within a Complex System.

Project Description

Django Complex System Models

A Django app that helps you creating models within a Complex System.


Software licensed under MPL 2.0 license.


pip install django-cs-models


Two parameters have to be set in your settings. Here is an example:

COMPLEX_APP_NAME = 'ecosystem'

    'roots': [
        ['Organization', 'Committee', 'Board', 'Cohort'],
    'nodes': [

Roots are entities that contain nodes (a root cannot contain another root). Nodes are entities contained by and containing other nodes.

You can define roots and nodes at different levels, i.e. their position in the hierarchy. These levels will tell if such entity can be contained by such other entity.

Now in ecosystem app:

from csmodels.models import abstract_model

class Cohort(abstract_model('Cohort')):
    your_model_fields_here = models.SomeField()

    class Meta:
        verbose_name = _('Cohort')
        verbose_name_plural = _('Cohorts')

The cohort model will inherit many to many relationships to project teams, resources and members from the abstract model.

Of course, a change in the complex structure will change the models, therefore migrations will be needed!

First diagram shows the example above.

Second diagram shows how links are created between entity depending on their type (root or node) and their level. Letters (their names) are not important, but numbers (their levels) are.


To run all the tests: tox


0.1.0 (2016-10-06)

  • Alpha release on PyPI.

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