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Simple package to download & unzip archives within notebooks.

Project description


Zipmigo is intended to assist fledgling data analysts and scientists with the process of downloading a zip file via http and unzipping it into the working directory when working in a notebook environment, saving them time and energy wading through os, requests, and running shell commands to inspect the directory structure.


This package was born of the author's hatred for recursive folders within zip files, as well as her need to use the same commands over and over again to download & unpack zip archives. Over the course of a project, she found herself constantly reusing code snippets - a sign that one should wrap it up into a script. However, she was working in google colab, which was designed for collaborative notebook workflows. It seemed that distributing a package on PyPi was the easiest way to import a script into colab for her audience, and thus zipmigo was born.


Zipmigo is available from PyPi via pip install zipmigo.

Google Colab

Run !pip install zipmigo

Or, as of February 2020, to pull in Zipmigo directly from github;

!curl --remote-name \
     -H 'Accept: application/vnd.github.v3.raw' \


Download a zip file

Download a file to the current working directory. The status of the connection and the progress of the download will be printed out.

import zipmigo"", "")

Print out the contents of the current working directory & subdirectories

import zipmigo



Unpack zip file into current directory. If the archive has only directories in the root, those directories will be placed in the current working directory.

import zipmigo


Release History

[1.0.0] 2020.02.13 Initial Release :tada:

Future features

  • Error handling
  • Inspect zip archive prior to opening
  • Extract a single file from the archive

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