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The Pydata Weaver Project

The Pydataweaver is a Python tool that offers a simple to use, clean and a robust data integration platform.

The PydataWeaver supports data integration of spatial datasets (Raster and Vector data), as well as tabular datasets.

Problem solving in science involves and requires studying entities using a broad range of associations among the entities under study. These associations are obtained through collecting and integrating various sources and forms of data.

Since these heterogenous datasets are collected by various scientists, the datasets are domain based or centered around a unique subset of problems.

The pydataweaver bridges the gap scientist's face of not having readily unified datasets that can be used for multi dimension feature analysis. The data weaver handles the finding and integration of heterogeneous datasets forming a new dataset.


This package requires Python 3.5+, recommends Python 3.6+ and depends on the following packages:


They can be installed using pip.

  sudo pip install -r requirements.txt

The package supports the following database management systems (DBMS):

DBMS Spatial Datasets Tabular Datasets
PostgreSQL Yes Yes
SQLite No Yes


  pip install pydataweaver

Installing From Source

Either use pip to install directly from GitHub:

  pip install git+


  1. Clone the repository
  2. From the directory containing, run the following command: pip install .. You may need to include sudo at the beginning of the command depending on your system (i.e., sudo pip install .).

More extensive documentation for those that are interested in developing can be found here

Using the Command Line

After installing the package, run pydataweaver update to download the latest available dataset scripts. To see the full list of command line options and datasets run pydataweaver --help.

$ pydataweaver --help

  usage: pydataweaver [-h] [-v] [-q] {help,ls,citation,license,join,update} ...

  positional arguments:
                          sub-command help
      ls                  display a list all available datasets
      citation            view citation
      license             view dataset licenses
      join                integrate data using a data package script
      update              download updated versions of data package scripts

  optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    -v, --version         show program's version number and exit
    -q, --quiet           suppress command-line output

To get a list of available dataset use pydataweaver ls

$ pydataweaver ls

  Available datasets : 11



To view the citaion of the datasets use `pydataweaver citation [dataset-name] Running pydataweaver with no citation will provide the citation for the tool.

$ pydataweaver citation mammal-diet-mammal-life-history

  Dataset:  mammal-diet-mammal-life-history
  Description:   Integrated data set of mammal-life-hist and mammal-diet
  mammal-life-hist:    S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2003. ....
  mammal-diet:    Kissling WD, Dalby L, Flojgaard C, Lenoir J, ...

Integrating Data

To integrate data, run pydataweaver join [data package name] and provide the connection configurations.

  pydataweaver join postgres -h
  usage: pydataweaver join postgres [-h] [--user [USER]] [--password [PASSWORD]]
                              [--host [HOST]] [--port [PORT]]
                              [--database [DATABASE]]
                              [--database_name [DATABASE_NAME]]
                              [--table_name [TABLE_NAME]]

  positional arguments:
    dataset               file name

  optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    --user [USER], -u [USER]
                          Enter your PostgreSQL username
    --password [PASSWORD], -p [PASSWORD]
                          Enter your password
    --host [HOST], -o [HOST]
                          Enter your PostgreSQL host
    --port [PORT], -r [PORT]
                          Enter your PostgreSQL port
    --database [DATABASE], -d [DATABASE]
                          Enter your PostgreSQL database name
    --database_name [DATABASE_NAME], -a [DATABASE_NAME]
                          Format of schema name
    --table_name [TABLE_NAME], -t [TABLE_NAME]
                          Format of table name

To use the pydataweaver with postges .pgpass file set

  pydataweaver join postgres

or with command line configurations supplied

  pydataweaver join postgres -u name-of-user -h host-name -d database-to-use


If you find any operation that is not supported by this package, feel free to create a Github issue. Additionally, you are more than welcome to submit a pull request for a bug fix or additional feature.

If you find any operation that is not supported by this package, feel free to create a Github issue. Additionaly you are more than welcome to submit a pull request for a bug fix or additional feature.

Please take a look at the Code of Conduct governing contributions to this project.


Development of this software was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Data-Driven Discovery Initiative through Grant GBMF4563 to Ethan White.

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