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Static analysis tool for python

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Static analysis tool for python programs to see depending lines of code.

Why Using Programslice

The main benefits of the program are:

  • the possibility to aid tracing the control flow of the program

  • find variables that are unnecessary to the program state


Requirements: Python 2.7

  • Install programslice first in your favourite virtualenv:

    $ pip install
  • Install the Vim plugin by following the instructions on it’s github page.

  • Once the plugin is installed, either make sure that the programslice command is in your $PATH variable or you adjust the g:programslice_cmd variable in your ~/.vimrc to point it to the executable.

Forms of Contribution

If you find this program useful, here is a list of how you can contribute:


The project is hosted on github:


Documentation is available on:






0.3.1 (2016-12-01)

  • Bugfix release (see issue #25, Kudos to Adam Coddington)

0.3 (2015-02-18)

  • command: Added --version to see command line tool version.

  • New datastructures to improve slicing quality: Result can yield line numbers, objects, sliced source code

  • vim: Slicing result now highlights variables instead of just lines

  • vim: moved VimL code into separate repository:

0.2 (2012-11-21)

  • added output formatter to either output filtered lines of code or just line numbers

  • Allow to slice between functions calls (fixes #5)

  • vim: Allow to toggle slicing markers

0.1 (2012-08-22)

  • initial release

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