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An extensible package to automate and enhance the manipulation of tabular/matrix data without giving up performance.

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matrixb is a Python library to provide a single interface to handle common data input, cleaning, and analysis features for data science datasets. The name MatrixB arise from a play on several interpretations - Matrix, Beta (Experimental tools to use with matrices) and Matrix, Version B (Enhancements on 2-D matrix processing).

In general, you might consider matrixb as occupying a middlespace between the speed and efficiency of using native 2-D array matrices in Python and sophisticated statistical datastructures such as dataframes in Pandas and R. It provides a singular interface to load in csv, xls, xlsx, and ods files, automatically cleans common mistakes (accidentally adding a space to the end of a text string, or changing the capitalization structure of column names between two different data files) and allows tremendous flexibility in programmer-assisted cleaning and analysis, in part by leveraging the tools in the pydatacleaner package. If you need more functionality than matrixb, you likely should be using Pandas. There isn't a lot of overhead in matrixb (at least that can't be eliminated with a switch passed into the constructor), and so if it is too heavy for you, you probably need to custom write your own processing.


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Currently, matrixb is functional but shallowly vetted condition and should be considered alpha software. Some features that were implemented in the past may have been broken with more recent refactoring, and test coverage is still limited. Your mileage may vary.

Code comments of NOTE and TODO indicate known shortcomings that may be useful to you. The interface will likely change in future versions.

If you wish to rely on features of this package, I am likely more than willing to accommodate and to incorporate sensible design improvements or, in some cases, changes.


Use the package manager pip to install matrixb.

pip install matrixb


Many examples of usage are available in the main test files included in the t/ subdirectory.

import matrixb

**EXAMPLES coming soon**


Contributions are collaboration is welcome. For major changes, please contact me in advance to discuss.

Please make sure to update tests for any contribution, as appropriate.


Kevin Crouse. Copyright, 2019.


Apache 2.0

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