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django-detect-cyclic 0.0.6

Django application to detect cyclic imports

Latest Version: 0.0.9

Django detect cyclic

Application to detect cyclic imports. With this application you can analyze the dependence of your applications



In your




In your

urlpatterns = patterns('',

    (r'^admin/detect_cyclic/', include('django_detect_cyclic.urls')),



  • The nodes are applications, or (if you use the option “Show modules”) modules in the applications
  • One edge means that the source node imports from the destination node
  • Every edge of a cycle has the same background color and the label contains “Cycle X”
  • The labels of the edges contain the weight in parentheses
  • If you use the “Show modules” option, each node will have a background color. If two nodes are from the same application, they will have the same background color.
  • If an edge is dotted, every import in the source happens at runtime, whithin the body of a function or method

Possibles Errors

It is possible that the next links are interested if you can some problem:

It is possible that you have to remove the pyc files:

find -iname "*.pyc" -exec rm "{}" \;


You have two ways, you can run a command:

python detect_cyclic
python detect_cyclic --include-apps="app1,app6,app7,app11" --file-name="my_graph.svg" --exclude-packages="migrations,templatetags" --verbosity=2
python detect_cyclic --include-apps="app1,app6" --show-modules --file-name="my_graph.svg" --exclude-packages="migrations" --verbosity=2
python detect_cyclic --include-apps="app1,app6" --only-cyclic --file-name="my_graph.svg" --exclude-packages="migrations" --verbosity=2

Or you can access via web to the wizard:



To see more examples click in examples


0.0.6 (2012-07-23)

  • Format svg-js (beta). Change dracula js to jquery.graphviz.js (Tested in Chrome and FireFox)

0.0.5 (2012-07-13)

  • Change force-colors option to use-colors option
  • Change distribution of the wizard
  • Usability

0.0.4 (2012-07-12)

  • Wizard to create graphs (/admin/detect_cyclic/)
  • Format svg-js (alpha)
  • Fix a little errors

0.0.3 (2012-07-10)

  • Add the option “scope-global”, this ignore the imports into the functions
  • Now if the verbosity option is 1, only show the errors
  • Now when a node (with show-modules) has the same name that a application, the node name will be app_name.__init__
  • Now the label of the cycle edges has the same color that the edge
  • Now disabled the colors of the edge and nodes when the format is not svg. But it is possible enabled if you use the “force color” option
  • Optimizations
  • New option “dotted-scope-local”. If the all import between two nodes are into a function the edge will be dotted
  • Fixed some little errors

0.0.2 (2012-07-09)

  • Documentation and examples

0.0.1 (2012-07-09)

  • Initial release.
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