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51Degrees Pipeline for Python

51Degrees Pipeline API

51Degrees Python Pipeline

Pipeline Documentation


This repository contains the components of the Python implementation of the 51Degrees Pipeline API.

The Pipeline is a generic web request intelligence and data processing solution with the ability to add a range of 51Degrees and/or custom plug ins (Engines)


This repository contains 3 modules:

  • fiftyone_pipeline_core - Defines the essential components of the Pipeline API such as 'flow elements', 'flow data' and 'evidence'
  • fiftyone_pipeline_engines - Functionality for a specialized type of flow element called an engine.
  • fiftyone_pipeline_cloudrequestengine - An engine used to make requests to the 51Degrees cloud service.


  • Python 2.7 or Python 3
  • The flask python library to run the web examples


From PyPI

Generally, you will want to be installing one of the engines such as device detection or location. However, if you do want to install the core modules directly (for example, to work on your own engine) then just use pip install with the relevant module name:

pip install fiftyone_pipeline_core pip install fiftyone_pipeline_engines pip install fiftyone_pipeline_cloundrequestengine

From GitHub

  • Clone repository
  • Install pipenv https://pypi.org/project/pipenv/
  • Run pipenv install in the root of the folder
  • Launch the environment shell by running pipenv shell

Running tests and examples

If you've cloned the repository from GitHub, you can run the tests and examples that are available. To run tests:

  • Go to each directory (for example fiftyone_pipeline_core)
  • Run python -m unittest discover -s tests -p test*.py

To run the web examples:


Execute export FLASK_APP= with the name of the web example file, then flask run.


Execute $env:FLASK_APP = "x" with the name of the example file, then flask run.