Welcome to flowws’s documentation!



flowws is an in-development framework for building modular, reusable task workflows. The core library contains tools to abstract over storage locations and parse arguments in a uniform way for both python scripts and command-line-based execution. It is designed to help solve the following problems:

  • Composing tasks from a series of modular actions
  • Parameterizing tasks and exposing interfaces for both interactive and batch execution
  • Improving reproducibility by encapsulating parameters within workflow definitions

flowws is being developed in conjunction with other projects, including:


Install flowws from PyPI:

pip install flowws

Alternatively, install from source:

pip install git+https://github.com/klarh/flowws.git#egg=flowws


Browse more detailed documentation online or build the sphinx documentation from source:

git clone https://github.com/klarh/flowws
cd flowws/doc
pip install -r requirements.txt
make html


The flowws-examples project contains interactive notebook examples that demonstrate various workflows.

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