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Tools to manipulate and extract data from wikipedia dumps

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This module contains code for manipulating wikipedia dumps available from


This module is published on PyPI and can be installed with easy_install

For example:

easy_install wikidump

Alternatively, you can use pip:

pip install wikidump

I highly recommend using virtualenv to isolate the install environment.

For those on ubuntu systems, a built package is available in a PPA. Please go to the PPA for details on how to install from it.


Upon first importing the module, a file ‘wikidump.cfg’ will be created. Modify the paths in this file to point to your data.

  • scratch : where indices are stores (must be writeable)
  • xml_dumps : where the xml dumps are located (can be read-only)


In addition to python modules, wikidump also comes with a command-line tool to quickly access wikidump functionality. Run wikidump help for a list of options.



Release date: 04-Aug-2010

  • Initial release of wikidump module


Release date: 10-Apr-2013

  • Rewrote CLI

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