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”.
All functionalities can be reached from the main GUI (tabbed GUI style)
The Main GUI is diveded in three main parts: Library, Search and Create
Library: the unique workspace of Packages in which downloaded, created and modified packages are stored or deleted.
Search: gives the user the possibility to search (and download) packages from thedatahub.org
Create: addition and modification of Packages - ex-novo or from already existant packages
A Package not located in the library can be opened (File->Open) and saved in the Library
The installation of dpm is detected at program start, user is warned if it is missing
The configuration is created on first program start, user is warned to set a Package Library path
The configuration can be easily changed from the Settings
wxPython (2.8.x should be enough)
If you already have setuptools installed, dpm and ckanclient (required by dpm) should automatically be installed.
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 setup.py install
(root user required, or use sudo). Using setuptools As root user, or append sudo before:
Clone the Git repository at http://github.com/dgraziotin/datadeck
Download the latest development snapshot
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.
Please use the bug tracker
Read the report (PDF file).
DataDeck is released under the BSD 2-Clause License.