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A colorized object pretty printer - for Python.

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A colorized object pretty printer - for Python.


The default pprint is not human friendly enough - color syntax highlighting to the rescue.


Install using pip:

$ pip install inspecta


Very basic example:

import inspecta

data = {
    'foo': {
        'bar': {
            'baz': [
                    'a': 1,
                    'b': 'two',
                    'c': ('three', 4, 'five')
    'bar': [1, 2, 3],
    'baz': True





Run this with optional environment variables COLORS / ERROR_COLORS set too truthy or falsy values, so see various error info formatting in terminal.

Something like this (imagine some colorized formatting):


{   'bar': [1, 2, 3],
    'baz': True,
    'foo': {'bar': {'baz': [{'a': 1, 'b': 'two', 'c': ('three', 4, 'five')}]}}}


{   'bar': [1, 2, 3],
    'baz': True,
    'foo': {'bar': {'baz': [{'a': 1, 'b': 'two', 'c': ('three', 4, 'five')}]}}}


Clone down source code:

$ make install

Run colorful tests, with only native environment (dependency sandboxing up to you):

$ make test

Run less colorful tests, with multi-environment (using tox):

$ make test-tox


This project was mainly initiated - in lack of solid existing alternatives - to be used at our work at to have common code conventions between various programming environments where Python (research, CV, AI) is heavily used.


Released under the MIT license.

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