Python Configuration

Open-source Python projects categorized as Configuration

Top 23 Python Configuration Projects

  • hydra

    Hydra is a framework for elegantly configuring complex applications (by facebookresearch)

    Project mention: Config management for deep learning | | 2023-03-10

    I kind of built this due to frustrations with Hydra. Hydra is an end to end framework, it locks you into a certain DL project format, it decides logging, model saving and a whole host of things. For example Hydra can do the same config file overwriting that I allow but you have to store the config file with the name config.yaml inside a specific folder. On top of that hydra doesn’t let you return the config file from the main function so you have to put all the major logic in the main function itself (link), the authors claim this is by design. I can find Hydra useful for a mature less experimental project. But in my robotics and ML research, I like being able to write code where I want and integrating it how I want, especially when debugging for which I think this package is useful. TLDR; If you just want the config file functionality use my package, if you want a complete DL project manager use Hydra. While hydra implements this config file functionality, it also adds a lot of restrictions to project structure that you might not like.

  • python-dotenv

    Reads key-value pairs from a .env file and can set them as environment variables. It helps in developing applications following the 12-factor principles.

    Project mention: Writing unit tests, constants, and source control (GIT) question!? | | 2023-03-25

    Locally you may want to use a .env file that is also in .gitignore and python-dotenv to auto activate them. Also having an .env.template is also a good idea to help others working on the project know what they need to set in order for things to work.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • dynaconf

    Configuration Management for Python ⚙

    Project mention: Dynamic s3 path while reading pyspark | | 2022-05-29
  • django-environ

    Django-environ allows you to utilize 12factor inspired environment variables to configure your Django application.

    Project mention: Tricks for starting a new project | | 2022-11-30

    I used to do this but recently switched to using environment variables and now prefer this approach. Essentially you keep the single file that is generated with startproject, and use os.environ or os.getenv to set certain settings. Check out the FeedHQ for an example. I use direnv to automatically set my environment variables on my local machine, but django-environ is a popular alternative.

  • python-decouple

    Strict separation of config from code.

    Project mention: How to send emails using python django ? | | 2022-10-10

    Documentation for python decouple: Documentation for smtplib:

  • CommandlineConfig

    A library for users to write (experiment in research) configurations in Python Dict or JSON format, read and write parameter value via dot . in code, while can read parameters from the command line to modify values. 一个供用户以Python Dict或JSON格式编写(科研中实验)配置的库,在代码中用点.读写属性,同时可以从命令行中读取参数配置并修改参数值。

    Project mention: Commandline-config: A library for users to write (experiment in research) configurations in Python Dict format, while can read parameters from the command line. 一个供用户以Python Dict或JSON格式编写(科研中实验)配置的库,同时可以从命令行中读取参数。 | | 2022-09-20
  • strictyaml

    Type-safe YAML parser and validator.

    Project mention: The new type of SQL injection | | 2023-03-15

    you can stick to a subset of YAML syntax (e.g. strictYAML)

  • Sonar

    Write Clean Python Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 225 unique rules to find Python bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • django-split-settings

    Organize Django settings into multiple files and directories. Easily override and modify settings. Use wildcards and optional settings files.

  • environs

    simplified environment variable parsing

    Project mention: Python scripting - How to hide API static password? | | 2022-06-15

    I recommend this simple library for that purpose

  • SMAC3

    SMAC3: A Versatile Bayesian Optimization Package for Hyperparameter Optimization

    Project mention: [D]How to optimize an ANN? | | 2022-08-12

    You can use Optuna, SMAC or hyperopt

  • django-dotenv

    Loads environment variables from .env

  • pyhocon

    HOCON parser for Python

    Project mention: I'm trying to load a JSON file but I get an error. | | 2023-03-09

    Yeah, if it were one, maybe pyhocon could handle it easily. I've only used this library as a cli from someone else, but it does its work

  • confuse

    painless YAML config files for Python

  • nestedtext

    Human readable and writable data interchange format

    Project mention: The yaml document from hell | | 2023-01-12

    As /u/astatine said, an excellent but under-recognized alternative syntax for configuration files is NestedText, where everything is a string unless the ingesting code says otherwise, and there is no escaping needed ever.

  • ConfigObj

    Python 3+ compatible port of the configobj library

  • hass-configurator

    Configuration UI for Home Assistant

    Project mention: 2022-7-24 TrueCharts catalog charts update | | 2022-07-24

    hassconfigurator - Home Assistant online configurator container from

  • platformdirs

    A small Python module for determining appropriate platform-specific dirs, e.g. a "user data dir".

    Project mention: Use the XDG Base Directory Specification | | 2023-03-23

    Start with pythons “projectdirs”, which refuses to allow mac systems to use XDG or at least have that option.

  • hydra-zen

    Create powerful Hydra applications without the yaml files and boilerplate code.

    Project mention: [Project] I built a minimal stateless ML project template built on my current favourite stack | | 2023-02-02

    It provides mature configuration support via [Hydra-Zen]( and automates configuration generation via [decorators]( implemented in this repo.

  • parse_it

    A python library for parsing multiple types of config files, envvars & command line arguments that takes the headache out of setting app configurations.

  • classyconf

    Declarative and extensible library for configuration & code separation

  • konfsave

    Easy saving and switching between multiple KDE configurations.

    Project mention: Beste way to 'copy kde' to another computer? | | 2022-06-24

    See Konfsave.

  • LKI

    LKI's dotfiles. (by LKI)

  • autoregistry

    Automatic registry design-pattern library for mapping names to functionality.

    Project mention: Which not so well known Python packages do you like to use on a regular basis and why? | | 2022-08-26

    I use my library AutoRegistry pretty regularly. Its very useful anytime you need to define an interface, which happens to be a lot of projects.

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-25.

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Project Stars
1 hydra 6,886
2 python-dotenv 5,767
3 dynaconf 2,959
4 django-environ 2,711
5 python-decouple 2,378
6 CommandlineConfig 2,001
7 strictyaml 1,215
8 django-split-settings 969
9 environs 954
10 SMAC3 813
11 django-dotenv 541
12 pyhocon 445
13 confuse 392
14 nestedtext 294
15 ConfigObj 290
16 hass-configurator 271
17 platformdirs 232
18 hydra-zen 172
19 parse_it 98
20 classyconf 82
21 konfsave 42
22 LKI 31
23 autoregistry 21
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