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Pweave 0.25

Scientific reports with embedded python computations with reST, LaTeX or markdown

About Pweave

Pweave is a scientific report generator and a literate programming tool for Python. Pweave can capture the results and plots from data analysis and works well with NumPy, SciPy and matplotlib. It is able to run python code from source document and include the results and capture matplotlib plots in the output.

It can produce reST, Sphinx, Latex, HTML and markdown (pandoc and leanpub) output from several input formats.

  • Noweb uses noweb syntax for separating code from documentation.
  • Markdown. Run code from markdown code blocks.
  • Script. Python script with special markup in comments.

Pweave is good for creating reports, tutorials, presentations etc. with embedded python code It can also be used to make websites together with e.g. Sphinx or rest2web.


  • Python 2.7, 3.4 and 3.5 compatibility
  • Execute python code in the chunks and capture input and output to a report.
  • Use hidden code chunks, i.e. code is executed, but not printed in the output file.
  • Capture matplotlib graphics.
  • Evaluate inline code in documentation chunks marked using <% %> and <%= %>.
  • Cache all code and results from previous runs for fast report generation when you are only working with documentation. Inline code will be hidden in documentation mode.
  • Supports reST, LaTeX, HTML or markdown for document chunks
  • Publish reports from Python scipts. Similar to R markdown.
  • Run from command line or interpreter.
  • Support also for Octave and Matlab code.


Note: pip install fails in Python 3 due to a bug in pip. You’ll need to use one of the other options.

From PyPi:

pip install --upgrade Pweave


easy_install -U Pweave

with conda:

conda config --add channels mpastell
conda install pweave

or download the source and run:

python install

Pweave documentation can be found from the website

Release Notes

See GHANGELOG.txt for changes in each release.

License information

See the file “LICENSE” for information on the history of this software, terms & conditions for usage, and a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES.

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
Pweave-0.25-py2.py3-none-any.whl (md5) Python Wheel 2.7 2016-04-21 118KB
Pweave-0.25.tar.gz (md5) Source 2016-04-21 110KB