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toolz 0.5.0

List processing tools and functional utilities

Latest Version: 0.5.3

Toolz
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A set of utility functions for iterators, functions, and dictionaries.

See the PyToolz documentation at http://toolz.readthedocs.org

LICENSE
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New BSD. See `License File <LICENSE.TXT>`__.

Install
-------

``toolz`` is on the Python Package Index (PyPi):

::

    pip install toolz

or

::

    easy_install toolz

Structure and Heritage
----------------------

``toolz`` is implemented in three parts:

|literal itertoolz|_, for operations on iterables. Examples: ``groupby``,
``unique``, ``interpose``,

|literal functoolz|_, for higher-order functions. Examples: ``memoize``,
``curry``, ``compose``

|literal dicttoolz|_, for operations on dictionaries. Examples: ``assoc``,
``update-in``, ``merge``.

.. |literal itertoolz| replace:: ``itertoolz``
.. _literal itertoolz: https://github.com/pytoolz/toolz/blob/master/toolz/itertoolz/core.py

.. |literal functoolz| replace:: ``functoolz``
.. _literal functoolz: https://github.com/pytoolz/toolz/blob/master/toolz/functoolz/core.py

.. |literal dicttoolz| replace:: ``dicttoolz``
.. _literal dicttoolz: https://github.com/pytoolz/toolz/blob/master/toolz/dicttoolz/core.py

These functions come from the legacy of functional languages for list
processing. They interoperate well to accomplish common complex tasks.

Read our `API
Documentation <http://toolz.readthedocs.org/en/latest/api.html>`__ for
more details.

Example
-------

This builds a standard wordcount function from pieces within ``toolz``:

.. code:: python

    >>> def stem(word):
    ...     """ Stem word to primitive form """
    ...     return word.lower().rstrip(",.!:;'-\"").lstrip("'\"")

    >>> from toolz import compose, frequencies, partial
    >>> wordcount = compose(frequencies, partial(map, stem), str.split)

    >>> sentence = "This cat jumped over this other cat!"
    >>> wordcount(sentence)
    {'this': 2, 'cat': 2, 'jumped': 1, 'over': 1, 'other': 1}

Dependencies
------------

``toolz`` supports Python 2.6+ and Python 3.2+ with a common codebase.
It is pure Python and requires no dependencies beyond the standard
library.

It is, in short, a light weight dependency.

See Also
--------

-  `Underscore.js <http://underscorejs.org>`__: A similar library for
   JavaScript
-  `Enumerable <http://ruby-doc.org/core-2.0.0/Enumerable.html>`__: A
   similar library for Ruby
-  `Clojure <http://clojure.org>`__: A functional language whose
   standard library has several counterparts in ``toolz``
-  `itertools <http://docs.python.org/2/library/itertools.html>`__: The
   Python standard library for iterator tools
-  `functools <http://docs.python.org/2/library/functools.html>`__: The
   Python standard library for function tools

Contributions Welcome
---------------------

``toolz`` aims to be a repository for utility functions, particularly
those that come from the functional programming and list processing
traditions. We welcome contributions that fall within this scope and
encourage users to scrape their ``util.py`` files for functions that are
broadly useful.

Please take a look at our `issue
page <https://github.com/pytoolz/toolz/issues>`__ for contribution
ideas.

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