Hue provides a minimal and powerful interface to print colored text and labels in the terminal.
It works with Python 2 as well as Python 3.
What makes hue better than other coloring libraries? Here's a comparison.
Following styles are supported
Following colors are supported
Following labels are supported
You can install
hue with pip as follows:
pip install huepy
or with easy_install:
First of all, import everything that Hue has to offer as follows:
from huepy import *
Printing colored text is as simple as doing
print red('This string is red')
Easy right? But what if you want to print italic text? You can simply do this
print italic('This string is in italic')
You can also combine styles and colors
print bold(red('This string is bold and red'))
And what is the use of those labels?
I have been using these labels in projects as a minimal output schema.
If some error occured in your program or something else bad happened you don't need to print the whole line in red. With hue, you can simply do this
print bad('An error occured.')
List of all colors
white, grey, black, green, lightgreen, cyan, lightcyan, red, lightred, blue, lightblue, purple, light purple, orange, yellow
List of all styles
bold, bg, under, strike, italic
List of all labels
info, que, run, bad, good
Note: Windows versions below windows 10 do not support ANSI escape sequences so the colors will not be printed in command prompt.
Because its awesome! Lets print a red colored string in popular coloring libraries:
from colorama import Fore print Fore.RED + 'This string is red'
import sys from termcolor import colored, cprint print colored('This string is red', 'red')
from hue import * print red('This string is red')
Here's comparison table:
|Compatibility||Unix & Windows 10||Unix & Windows||Unix|
|Ease of use||10/10||4/10||5/10|
Note: Colorama and Termcolor print bold styled strings when asked for bright colored strings. On the other hand, Hue supports both bright and bold strings. Also the Ease to use ratings are a result of my own experience and may differ for others.
The only thing I think Hue needs is better windows compatibility. So if you can start a pull request for windows support that would be great. Additional colors and labels will be appreciated too.