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Dependenpy allows you to build a dependency matrix for a set of Python packages. To do this, it reads and searches the source code for import statements.


Software licensed under ISC license.


pip install dependenpy


Version 3 introduces a command-line tool:


dependenpy -h


usage: dependenpy [-d DEPTH] [-f {csv,json,text}] [-g] [-G] [-h] [-i INDENT] [-l] [-m]
              [-o OUTPUT] [-t] [-v]
              PACKAGES [PACKAGES ...]

Command line tool for dependenpy Python package.

positional arguments:
  PACKAGES              The package list. Can be a comma-separated list. Each package
                        must be either a valid path or a package in PYTHONPATH.

optional arguments:
  -d DEPTH, --depth DEPTH
                        Specify matrix or graph depth. Default: best guess.
  -f {csv,json,text}, --format {csv,json,text}
                        Output format. Default: text.
  -g, --show-graph      Show the graph (no text format). Default: false.
  -G, --greedy          Explore subdirectories even if they do not contain an
               file. Can make execution slower. Default: false.
  -h, --help            Show this help message and exit.
  -i INDENT, --indent INDENT
                        Specify output indentation. CSV will never be indented. Text
                        will always have new-lines. JSON can be minified with a
                        negative value. Default: best guess.
  -l, --show-dependencies-list
                        Show the dependencies list. Default: false.
  -m, --show-matrix     Show the matrix. Default: true unless -g, -l or -t.
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        Output to given file. Default: stdout.
  -t, --show-treemap    Show the treemap (work in progress). Default: false.
  -v, --version         Show the current version of the program and exit.


dependenpy dependenpy
dependenpy dependenpy --depth=2


               Module | Id ||0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|
  dependenpy.__init__ |  0 ||0|0|0|4|0|0|0|0|2|
  dependenpy.__main__ |  1 ||0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|
       dependenpy.cli |  2 ||1|0|0|1|0|4|0|0|0|
       dependenpy.dsm |  3 ||0|0|0|0|2|1|3|0|0|
    dependenpy.finder |  4 ||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|
   dependenpy.helpers |  5 ||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|
      dependenpy.node |  6 ||0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|3|
   dependenpy.plugins |  7 ||0|0|0|1|0|1|0|0|0|
dependenpy.structures |  8 ||0|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|

You can also use dependenpy programmatically:

from dependenpy import DSM

# create DSM
dsm = DSM('django')

# transform as matrix
matrix = dsm.as_matrix(depth=2)

# initialize with many packages
dsm = DSM('django', 'meerkat', 'appsettings', 'dependenpy', 'archan')
with open('output', 'w') as output:
    dsm.print(format='json', indent=2, output=output)

# access packages and modules
meerkat = dsm['meerkat']  # or dsm.get('meerkat')
finder = dsm['dependenpy.finder']  # or even dsm['dependenpy']['finder']

# instances of DSM and Package all have print, as_matrix, etc. methods

This package was originally design to work in a Django project. The Django package django-meerkat uses it to display the matrices with Highcharts.


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To run all the tests: tox