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embedded graph datastore

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Graphlite is a tiny graph datastore that stores adjacency lists similar to FlockDB but like conventional graph databases, allow you to query them with traversals (graph-walking queries), and works with datasets that you can fit into your SQLite database.

from graphlite import connect, V
graph = connect(':memory:', graphs=['knows'])

with graph.transaction() as tr:
    for i in range(2, 5):

# who are the friends of the mutual friends
# of both 1 and 2?

Graphlite is thread safe, meaning that when transactions are comitted (at the end of the with block), a lock is held and only the thread that commits gets to run. Thread safety is emphasised if you look at the test suite.

The library is currently under construction and API changes are unevitable until it’s released on PyPI. Currently I’m working on stabilising the API so we can hit 1.0 as soon as possible.


$ pip install graphlite


If you want to contribute, we follow the Github workflow, so fork the repo, work on the code and just make a pull request (make sure all tests pass beforehand, at least in the last commit of your pull request). In short:

$ git clone ssh://$USERNAME/graphlite.git
$ cd graphlite
$ git checkout -b $FEATURE
$ # hackedy hack hack
$ py.test
$ git commit -a
$ git push

Note that we use py.test for testing so if you haven’t, make sure you pip install pytest. But you should.

  • Code status: Build
  • Maintainer: Eugene Eeo
  • License: MIT

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