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Human friendly output for text interfaces using Python

Project description

The functions in the humanfriendly package can be used to make text interfaces more user friendly by parsing and formatting file sizes and timestamps in simple, human readable formats.

Getting started

It’s very simple to start using the humanfriendly package:

>>> import humanfriendly
>>> user_input = raw_input("Enter a readable file size: ")
Enter a readable file size: 16G
>>> num_bytes = humanfriendly.parse_size(user_input)
>>> print num_bytes
>>> print "You entered:", humanfriendly.format_size(num_bytes)
You entered: 16 GB


The latest version of humanfriendly is available on PyPI and GitHub. The documentation is hosted on Read the Docs. For bug reports please create an issue on GitHub. If you have questions, suggestions, etc. feel free to send me an e-mail at


This software is licensed under the MIT license.

© 2013 Peter Odding.

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