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An open-source toolkit for facilitating Python users' data manipulation tasks.

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PyHelpers is a lightweight open-source Python package designed as a versatile toolkit for simplifying data (pre)processing tasks. It offers a comprehensive range of practical utilities to facilitate common data manipulation operations. These utilities encompass the ability to read and write file-like objects, efficiently handle various data types such as geographical and textual data, and establish streamlined communication with relational databases like PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server.


To install the latest release of PyHelpers from PyPI via pip:

pip install --upgrade pyhelpers

Please also refer to Installation for more information.

Quick start

For a concise guide on how to utilise PyHelpers, we recommend checking out the quick-start tutorial, which features multiple illustrative examples for each of the modules. These examples effectively demonstrate the capabilities of PyHelpers in facilitating data manipulation tasks and streamlining your work processes.


The complete PyHelpers documentation: [HTML] [PDF].

It is hosted on ReadTheDocs and provides a wealth of detailed examples.


PyHelpers is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later (GPLv3+).

Cite as

Fu, Q. (2020). PyHelpers: an open-source toolkit for facilitating Python users' data manipulation tasks. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4017438

  author    = {Qian Fu},
  title     = {{PyHelpers: an open-source toolkit for facilitating
                Python users' data manipulation tasks}},
  year      = 2020,
  publisher = {Zenodo},
  doi       = {10.5281/zenodo.4017438},
  url       = {}

(Please also refer to the export options from Zenodo to reference the specific version of PyHelpers as appropriate.)


Qian Fu
Qian Fu

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Xiangyong Luo
Xiangyong Luo


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