Files and versioning#

Saving and loading data can be a pain. Sciris tries to make it easier with the should-just-work functions and sc.load().† But Sciris also makes it easier if you have a particular format in mind, such as sc.savejson(), or if you want to store metadata along with your results to improve reproducibility (sc.savewithmetadata()).

† Never load a data file you don’t trust – Sciris won’t save you if you get yourself into a pickle.


Functions for reading/writing to files, including pickles, JSONs, and Excel.


Functions for checking and saving versioning information, such as Python package versions, git versions, etc.