How to add progress for long-hanging operations using Python

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This is an upgrade story of a long-waiting program that shows nothing while progressing their success destination.

But,

It's 2020, we have now some cool packages which make our dumb operations into progress operations.

yaspin

demo.gif

Yaspin provides a full-featured terminal spinner to show the progress during long-hanging operations.

It's easy to integrate into the existing codebase by using it as a context manager or as a function decorator.

Example

import time
from yaspin import yaspin

Using as Context Manager

with yaspin():
     time.sleep(3)

Using Function decorator

@yaspin(text="Loading...")
def long_waiting():
    time.sleep(3)

>> long_waiting()

Yaspin also provides an intuitive and powerful API. For example, you can easily summon a shark:

import time
from yaspin import yaspin

with yaspin().while.bold.shark.on_blue as sp:
     sp.text = "Loading bar with white bold shark in blue sea"
     time.sleep(5)

shark.gif

Features

  • No external dependencies
  • Runs at all major CPython versions (2.7 to 3.9)
  • Support all (70+) spinners
  • Easy to combine with other command-line libraries.
  • Flexible API, easy to integrate
  • Safe pipes and redirects
>> python script_that_uses_yaspin.py > script.log
>> python script_that_uses_yaspin.py > grep ERROR

Installation

In the environment package manager:

pip install --upgrade yaspin

Or install the latest sources from GitHub:

pip install https://github.com/pavdmyt/yaspin/archive/master.zip

Usage

Basic Example

import time
from random import randint
from yaspin import yaspin

with yaspin(text="Loading", color="yellow") as spinner:
    time.sleep(2)  # time consuming code

    success = randint(0, 1)
    if success:
        spinner.ok("✅ ")
    else:
        spinner.fail("💥 ")

basic_example.gif

It is also possible to control the spinner manually:

import time
from yaspin import yaspin

spinner = yaspin()
spinner.start()

time.sleep(3)  # time consuming tasks

spinner.stop()

Run any spinner you want

import time
from yaspin import yaspin, Spinner

# Compose new spinners with custom frame sequence and interval value
sp = Spinner(["😸", "😹", "😺", "😻", "😼", "😽", "😾", "😿", "🙀"], 200)

with yaspin(sp, text="Cat!"):
    time.sleep(3)  # cat consuming code :)

custom_spinners.gif

You should not write any message in the terminal using print while the spinner is open.

To write messages in the terminal without any collision with the yaspin spinner, a .write() method is provided:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import time
from yaspin import yaspin

with yaspin(text="Downloading images", color="cyan") as sp:
    # task 1
    time.sleep(1)
    sp.write("> image 1 download complete")

    # task 2
    time.sleep(2)
    sp.write("> image 2 download complete")

    # finalize
    sp.ok("✔")

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