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healthy checks the health of a Python package from its pypi listing

Project Description

healthy checks the health of a Python package from its pypi listing

The package is given a score, based on this formula:

Starting score                      = 0
Has license                         + 20
Has release files                   + 30
Has homepage                        + 10
Updated in last 6 months            + 15
Has summary                         + 15
Has description                     + 30
Has author name or email            + 10
Has Python classifiers              + 15

Results are color coded, based on the score


The simplest command you can run is

healthy Flask

This will check the latest version of Flask, and give you back its score.

To check a specific version of a package with verbose output

healthy Flask 0.8 -v

There are 3 optional parameters

package_version     : positional, to check the health of a specific version of a package
-v, --verbose       : show reasons for the health scores the packages were given
-n, --no-output     : print no output to the terminal, useful for integrating healthy with other packages

Sample Output

healthy Django 1.2.1 -v

Django v1.2.1
score: 85/145 58%
Description missing
Python classifiers missing
Package not updated in 180 days

Use Case

healthy can be used when you are trying to choose a package from a number of options. With healthy you can quickly gauge the risk and benefit of one package over the other and make your decision easier.


pip install healthy

Supports Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3

Python <=2.6, 3.0 and 3.1 are not supported, they don’t have argparse

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File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
healthy-0.1.2.tar.gz (6.4 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source May 22, 2013

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