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Explore PyPI and visualize its contents in unusual and interesting ways

Project description

This tool provides interesting ways to explore python packages, both local and remote. This package is being built as a Python teaching exercise. This does not diminish our expectations for a full featured tool. Please use and report any bugs or missing features.

Download the package to your env with:

pip install pypixplore

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of this package up and running in your local machine for development and test porpouses. Keep reading if you want to deploy and contribute to the project.


First of all, make sure that you have installed:

  • Python Package Index. Usually known as pip. To install it, open the terminal and type:

    easy_install pip


Let’s do a step-by-step installation:

  • Fork the project to your account.

  • Choose a path in your computer to store the project, go to it.

  • Clone the fork that you have just done to this path using the terminal command:

    git clone
  • At this point, you should have an exact copy of the latest version of the project on your machine.

  • Now you have to install the requirements of this package. It is really easy, open the terminal in the root of the project and type:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
    pip install -r test-requirements.txt
  • To make sure that everything is working, run a test with:

    python3 test

Congratulations! Now you have a version of the project running in your machine. If you want to contribute and help to build this incredible tool, keep reading!


After installation you will get a command-line tool named ppx. You can learn how to use it by issuing the following command:

ppx -h
usage: [-h] [--version] [-s NAME] [-l] [-r RELEASES] [-i INFO]
               [-p POPULARITY] [-v] [-vv]

Copyright (C) 2017 Flavio C. Coelho This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO
WARRANTY; This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under
certain conditions; For details access: Explore Python Package Index

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --version             show program's version number and exit
  -s NAME, --status NAME
                        Show Status for a given package.
  -l, --list            List installed packages
  -r RELEASES, --releases RELEASES
                        List package latest release
  -i INFO, --info INFO  Shows package info
  -p POPULARITY, --popularity POPULARITY
                        Return the popularity of a package as the number of
                        recent downloads
  -v, --verbose         set loglevel to INFO
  -vv, --very-verbose   set loglevel to DEBUG

for example, if you want to get the dependency tree of a package, you can:

ppx -t pypixplore
╠═ asciitree
╠═ pipdeptree
║  ╚═ pip
╠═ pip
╠═ morfessor
╚═ tinydb
note: only two levels shown.


To contribute to the project it is better to follow some steps.

  • First of all, you should decide on what to contribute to. You can resolve an open issue or create a new one. Whichever the case, ask a repository manager to assign you to the new or existing issue.

  • Now, implement the contribution on your version of the code, i.e. your fork.

  • After that, build some tests on the tests folder. This is an important step: if you do not build a test to your contribution, it will not be accepted.

  • Run those tests typing:

    python3 test/

. Hint: Make sure that you are running with the last version of the main project. Just type git pull fccoelho master on terminal.

  • Now, you have to write the docstring for your function or class. Follow this template.

  • If you are pretty sure that everything is working, do a pull request. Someone is going to read and test. After the reviewer approval, your contribution will be accepted.

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