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A program for managing lighting documentation.

Project Description

Pylux is a program for creating and managing documentation for stage lighting. The program uses an XML ‘plot’ file to store information about a lighting project.

Pylux currently has the capability to, using the aforementioned plot files, generate plaintext documentation using Jinja2 (e.g. LaTeX or HTML documents), generate scale plan views of the lighting arrangement and, by calling mplayer, play sound cues.

Installation and Dependencies

Pylux is in the early stages of development. It is not stable enough for general use.

Regular users should install Pylux from the PyPI using pip:

sudo pip3 install pylux

In order to do this you will need the Python 3.5 interpreter:

sudo apt install python3.5
sudo pacman -S python

If you would rather use the most recent code, you can install from the Git repository:

git clone
cd pylux
sudo python3 install

Dependencies will be downloaded from the PyPI on installation. You will also need to manually install mplayer to play sound cues:

sudo apt install mplayer
sudo pacman -S mplayer


The documentation for both users and contributers is available on Read the Docs.


Before making a contribution, please refer to the guidelines in If you are interested in contributing, there are many ways in which you can help:

  • [Python] writing code;
  • [XML] making fixture templates;
  • [SVG] making fixture symbols;
  • [Jinja] making reporter templates;
  • [English] submitting bug reports and feature requests.


Pylux is licensed under the GNU GPL v3.0. A full copy of the license is available in the file COPYING.

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