Welcome to Wooey’s documentation

Wooey is a simple web interface to run command line Python scripts. Think of it as an easy way to get your scripts up on the web for routine data analysis, file processing, or anything else.

The project was inspired by how simply and powerfully sandman could expose users to a database and by how Gooey turns ArgumentParser-based command-line scripts into WxWidgets GUIs. Originally two separate projects (Django-based djangui by Chris Mitchell and Flask-based Wooey by Martin Fitzpatrick) it has been merged to combine our efforts.

Both of our tools were based on our needs as data scientists to have a system that could:

  1. Autodocument workflows for data analysis (simple model saving).
  2. Enable fellow lab members with no command line experience to utilize python scripts.
  3. Enable the easy wrapping of any program in simple python instead of having to use language specific to existing tools such as Galaxy.

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