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A common interface for parallel processing pools.

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schwimmbad provides a uniform interface to parallel processing pools and enables switching easily between local development (e.g., serial processing or with multiprocessing) and deployment on a cluster or supercomputer (via, e.g., MPI or JobLib).


The easiest way to install is via pip:

pip install schwimmbad

See the installation instructions in the documentation for more information.


The documentation for schwimmbad is hosted on Read the docs.


If you use this software in a scientific publication, please cite the JOSS article:

  doi = {10.21105/joss.00357},
  url = {},
  year  = {2017},
  month = {sep},
  publisher = {The Open Journal},
  volume = {2},
  number = {17},
  author = {Adrian M. Price-Whelan and Daniel Foreman-Mackey},
  title = {schwimmbad: A uniform interface to parallel processing pools in Python},
  journal = {The Journal of Open Source Software}


Copyright 2016-2021 the contributors.

schwimmbad is free software made available under the MIT License. For details see the LICENSE file.

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