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About Lupyne

  • high-level Pythonic search engine interface to PyLucene
  • RESTful JSON CherryPy server
  • simple Python client for interacting with the server


Standard installation from local download or directly from pypi.

python install
pip install lupyne


Lupyne should run anywhere PyLucene does, though its primary testing is on the popular unix variants.

  • Python 2.6.6+, 2.7
  • PyLucene 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
  • CherryPy 3.2 (only required for server)


See examples and documentation. Sphinx required to build docs.



Run full coverage tests.

python -m test
python2.6 -m test.__main__

Recent activity


coady pushed 2 commits to coady/lupyne

0c8dbb0 - Additional query constructors: MatchAllDocsQuery, RegexpQuery, ConstantScoreQuery.
28896e2 - Replication uses cache validation.

coady pushed 2 commits to coady/lupyne

9961112 - PyLucene 4.6 documentation and copyright.
ec4f84c - Fuzzy terms replaced minimum similarity with maximum edit distance.
Tip: Filter by directory path e.g. /media app.js to search for public/media/app.js.
Tip: Use camelCasing e.g. ProjME to search for
Tip: Filter by extension type e.g. /repo .js to search for all .js files in the /repo directory.
Tip: Separate your search with spaces e.g. /ssh pom.xml to search for src/ssh/pom.xml.
Tip: Use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys to navigate and return to view the file.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Ctrl+j (next) and Ctrl+k (previous) and view the file with Ctrl+o.
Tip: You can also navigate files with Alt+j (next) and Alt+k (previous) and view the file with Alt+o.