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Required libraries, including the correct version of Django, are listed in requirements/apps.txt.

This project was built with Django 1.2.4


Note: This is a demo project rather than a packaged application, so this does not install using pip, setuptools, etc., but the requirements for the project do.

  1. Clone this repo if you haven't done so already

    git clone git://

  2. Install dependencies. You'll probably want to setup a virtualenv and install pip, then from the project directory run:

    pip install -r requirements/apps.txt

That should be it for installing the project and it's dependencies. Next, you will need to modify some settings...


Relevant settings are in You should only need to modify a few of them. This demo hasn't been tested in a production environment, but you are welcome to try it out. See the DEVLOG for further discussion of features and oddities.


If you are running this in a dev environment using python runserver, then you should probably make sure DEBUG=True is set in In DEBUG mode, staticfiles handles the serving of css, js, etc. Otherwise if DEBUG=False, you will need to set MEDIA_ROOT, STATIC_ROOT, then run python build_static (this can overwrite existing files in STATIC_DIR). Note that the application will be noticeably slower when DEBUG is turned on.

For demonstration purposes, I would recommend using the sqlite dev.db included with this repository. See "Populating the tables" below and the DEVLOG for further explanation. You wouldn't put a database under revision control ordinarily.


If you are going to run the demo on a production environment, you will need to at least * change the DATABASES setting to your liking * set MEDIA_ROOT to a path where you want to store user-uploaded files * set STATIC_ROOT to a path where you want to store static media for the site and apps (site js, css, etc). * run python syncdb to create the tables in your database.

Populating the tables

You can use the loadwbdata command to load data from "ADI_Series.csv" (Indicators) or" ADI_Country.csv". Currently this command looks at the filename for "_Country", "_Series", or "_Data" to determine what model the csv contains. Additionally, it assumes the first row of the csv contains the column headers, and uses those to match the columns to the Django model. Populating the tables can take some time. It takes over two hours to import the data from "ADI_Data.csv" since there are over 70000 rows in the csv which results in over 1.6million DataPoint objects once the rows are split by year. If you don't mind trimming the dataset or waiting a few hours, feel free to load from "ADI_Data.csv". Just make sure to leave the column headers in the first row when you trim the csv.

There are fixtures for the Country and Indicator models, so you can
run python loaddata giving countries.json and indicators.json as arguments.

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