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Python library implementing the lexibank workbench

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Since pylexibank has quite a few dependencies, installing it will result in installing many other python packages along with it. To avoid any side effects for your default python installation, we recommend installation in a virtual environment.

Some code of pylexibank relies on LingPy functionality which is not yet released, thus, LingPy should be installed from the source repository, running

$ git clone
$ cd lingpy
$ python install

Now you may install pylexibank via pip or in development mode following the instructions in

Some functionality in pylexibank (in particular the makecldf sub-command), require access to Glottolog or Concepticon data. Since the data of both these applications is curated in git repositories as well, the easiest way to achieve this is by cloning clld/glottolog and clld/concepticon-data. But you could also download (and unpack) a released version of these repositories.


pylexibank can be used in two ways:

  • The command line interface provides mainly access to the functionality for the lexibank curation workflow.
  • The pylexibank package can also be used like any other python package in your own python code to access lexibank data in a programmatic (and consistent) way.

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