Tools to manage Python library's data files


Pooch manages a data registry by downloading your data files from a server only when needed and storing them locally in a data cache (a folder on your computer).

Pooch's main features:
 * Pure Python and minimal dependencies.
 * Download a file only if necessary (it's not in the data cache or
   needs to be updated).
 * Verify download integrity through SHA256 hashes (also used to check
   if a file needs to be updated).
 * Designed to be extended: plug in custom download (FTP, scp, etc)
   and post-processing (unzip, decompress, rename) functions.
 * Includes utilities to unzip/decompress the data upon download to
   save loading time.
 * Can handle basic HTTP authentication (for servers that require a
   login) and printing download progress bars.
 * Easily set up an environment variable to overwrite the data cache
 * Automatically download your data files so you don't have to keep
   them in your GitHub repository.
 * Make sure everyone running the code has the same version of the
   data files (enforced through the SHA256 hashes).

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