DataDeck is a graphical frontend for the dpm tool (once known as Datapkg), for working with data and interacting with CKAN. It aims to ease the use of dpm for non technical users. Moreover, it runs on most environments where its dependencies are met.


It is written using Python programming language and the wxWidgets, through wxPython.


DataDeck is currently under development and has reached version v0.4.0. It uses Semantic Versioning for defining releases. You can follow the development status by reading the posts tagged “datadeck”.



If you already have setuptools installed, dpm and ckanclient (required by dpm) should automatically be installed.


Stable Version

You can either manually download the latest stable version from GitHub or install it using setuptools: Manual Download Browse the repository tags and download the last stable version. Install it using

python install

(root user required, or use sudo). Using setuptools As root user, or append sudo before:

easy_install datadeck

Development Version


The installation process will create a command (under


for a GNU/Linux distribution) called datadeck. This is what you must run in order to use the program.

Reporting Issues

Please use the bug tracker

More Information

Read the report (PDF file).


DataDeck is released under the BSD 2-Clause License.