Skip to content
Visualize git repositories
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.

Repo Explorer

Visualizes git repositories as timelines.

See it live here and this blog post.

Set up the environment

  • Install front-end dependencies: npm install
  • Install backend dependencies (assuming you have virtualenv with 3.6 installed):
    • virtualenv venv
    • source venv/bin/activate
    • pip install -r requirements.txt


Importing a repository

Since the visualization depends upon a fair bit of processing to extract information from repositories, you would need to "import" one before you can visualize it. The process is manual right now:

  • Clone a respository somewhere locally
  • source venv/bin/activate
  • launch the REPL: bpython
  • set up the library: from gitviz.git import git
  • import your repository: git.importRepo('/path/to/your/locally/cloned/repository')

This should add the processed JSON to gitviz/data/, and be available if you refresh the app in the browser.

You can’t perform that action at this time.