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A full-featured YAML processing framework for Python


To install, type python install.

By default, the script checks whether LibYAML is installed and if so, builds and installs LibYAML bindings. To skip the check and force installation of LibYAML bindings, use the option --with-libyaml: python --with-libyaml install. To disable the check and skip building and installing LibYAML bindings, use --without-libyaml: python --without-libyaml install.

When LibYAML bindings are installed, you may use fast LibYAML-based parser and emitter as follows:

>>> yaml.load(stream, Loader=yaml.CLoader)
>>> yaml.dump(data, Dumper=yaml.CDumper)

If you don't trust the input YAML stream, you should use:

>>> yaml.safe_load(stream)


PyYAML includes a comprehensive test suite. To run the tests, type python test.

Further Information


The PyYAML module was written by Kirill Simonov It is currently maintained by the YAML and Python communities.

PyYAML is released under the MIT license.

See the file LICENSE for more details.