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ptb - Python TraceBack for Humans

Project Description

ptb aims to enhance the default python traceback. ptb speeds up debugging process by

  • Taking away unwanted frames.
  • Bringing more context & relevant information.


The default Python traceback looks like this


ptb traceback looks like this



Recomended way is to install it using pip.

pip install ptb

You can also install using easy_install

easy_install ptb

You can also install from git repo

git clone
cd ptb/
python install


Just add this line at the top of your script

import ptb; ptb.enable()

and run your script



Colored Traceback

Function calls

Filter frames

Filtering frames from your project.

import ptb; ptb.enable(path='/path/to/project')

Elastic context

Modify context according to your needs.

import ptb; ptb.enable(context=5)

Valuable Objects

Locals, Builtins

Get locals & builtins for all frames.

import ptb; ptb.enable(locals=True, builtins=True)

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