A readable and user-friendly API.
A complete set of SQL-like operations.
Unicode support everywhere.
Decimal precision everywhere.
Exhaustive user documentation.
Pluggable extensions that add SQL integration, Excel support, and more.
Pure Python. No C dependencies to compile.
Exhaustive test coverage.
MIT licensed and free for all purposes.
Made with love.
agate is a intended to fill a very particular programming niche. It should not be allowed to become as complex as numpy or pandas. Please bear in mind the following principles when considering a new feature:
Humans have less time than computers. Optimize for humans.
Most datasets are small. Don’t optimize for “big data”.
Text is data. It must always be a first-class citizen.
Python gets it right. Make it work like Python does.
Humans lives are nasty, brutish and short. Make it easy.
Mutability leads to confusion. Processes that alter data must create new copies.
Extensions are the way. Don’t add it to core unless everybody needs it.