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Cleaning your messy data.

Project Description

Cleaning your messy data.

Getting started

Consider you need to clean up some messy data. Here is a deep nested dictionary containing unnecessary nesting, tuples and so.

some_messy_data = {
    "body": {
        "articles": [
            {"title": "Title",
             "published": {"date": ("2014-11-05", "23:00:00")}},
        ],
    },
    "meta": {
        "meta1": {
            "meta3": ('19911105', {"author": "Author name"})
        },
        "meta4": {"assetType": 1}
    }
}

Necessary values are 'articles', 'author' and 'assetType'.

Now let the hack begin with the dripper. Defile ‘declaration’ dictionary to drip essential data.

declaration = {
    "articles": {
        "__type__": "list",  # 'articles' is list of dictionary
        "__source_root__": ['body', 'articles'],  # The root position of 'articles'

        "title": ["title"],  # each dictionary of 'articles' will contain 'title'
        "published": ["published", "date", 0],  # and 'published'. you can pass the path to the value
    },
    "meta": {
        "__source_root__": ["meta", "meta1", "meta3", 1],

        "author": ["author"],
    },
    "asset_type": ["meta", "meta4", "assetType"],
}

And just use like this.

from dripper import dripper_factory
d = dripper_factory(declaration)
d(some_messy_data) == {
    "articles": [
        {'title': "Title",
         'published': "2014-11-05"},
    ],
    "meta": {
        "author": "Author name",
    },
    "asset_type": 1,
}

Advanced

Converting

Use dripper.ValueDripper to pass converter function.

import dripper

declaration = {
    "title": dripper.ValueDripper(["title"], converter=lambda s: s.lower())
}

d = dripper.dripper_factory(declaration)
d({"title": "TITLE"}) == {"title": "title"}

Technically, each ends (list) will be replaced by instance of dripper.ValueDripper.

Combining

By combining dripper.ValueDripper, result value of that key will be combined.

import dripper

declaration = {
    "fullname": (dripper.ValueDripper(["firstname"]) +
                 dripper.ValueDripper(["lastname"]))
}

d = dripper.dripper_factory(declaration)
d({"firstname": "Hrioki", "lastname": "Kiyohara"}) == {"fullname": "HriokiKiyohara"}

0.2

  • Improved error handling.
  • Added MixDripper.

0.1

  • Initial version

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