Whoosh is a fast, featureful full-text indexing and searching library implemented in pure Python.
Whoosh is a fast, featureful full-text indexing and searching library implemented in pure Python. Programmers can use it to easily add search functionality to their applications and websites. Every part of how Whoosh works can be extended or replaced to meet your needs exactly.
Some of Whoosh's features include:
Whoosh might be useful in the following circumstances:
Whoosh was created and is maintained by Matt Chaput. It was originally created for use in the online help system of Side Effects Software's 3D animation software Houdini. Side Effects Software Inc. graciously agreed to open-source the code.
This software is licensed under the terms of the simplified BSD (A.K.A. "two clause" or "FreeBSD") license. See LICENSE.txt for information.
If you have
pipinstalled, you can use
pipto download and install Whoosh automatically::
$ easy_install Whoosh
$ pip install Whoosh
Read the online documentation at https://whoosh.readthedocs.org/en/latest/
Join the Whoosh mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/whoosh
File bug reports and view the Whoosh wiki at http://bitbucket.org/mchaput/whoosh/
Download source releases from PyPI at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Whoosh/
You can check out the latest version of the source code using Mercurial::
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/mchaput/whoosh