Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) for the Python data ecosystem¶
pandaSDMX is an Apache 2.0-licensed Python library that implements SDMX 2.1
(ISO 17369:2013), a format for
exchange of statistical data and metadata used by national statistical
agencies, central banks, and international organisations.
pandaSDMX can be used to:
explore the data available from data providers such as the World Bank, ILO, ECB, Eurostat, OECD, and United Nations;
parse data and metadata in SDMX-ML (XML) or SDMX-JSON formats—either:
from local files, or
retrieved from SDMX web services, with query validation and caching;
convert data and metadata into pandas objects, for use with the analysis, plotting, and other tools in the Python data science ecosystem;
apply the SDMX Information Model to your own data;
…and much more.
Assuming a working copy of Python 3.7 or higher
is installed on your system,
you can get
pandaSDMX either by typing from the command prompt:
$ pip install pandasdmx
or from a conda environment:
$ conda install pandasdmx -c conda-forge
Bear in mind that SDMX was designed to be flexible enough to accommodate almost any data. This also means it is complex, with many abstract concepts for describing data, metadata, and their relationships. These are called the “SDMX Information Model” (IM).
But fear not: This documentation gently explains the
functionality provided by
pandaSDMX itself enabling you to make the
best use of all supported data sources.
A decent understanding of the IM is conveyed in passing.
However, if you got hooked, follow the list of resources and references,
or read the API documentation and implementation notes
pandasdmx.message modules that implement the IM.
pandaSDMX user guide¶
- Data sources
- Data source limitations
ABS: Australian Bureau of Statistics
ECB: European Central Bank
ILO: International Labour Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund’s “SDMX Central” source
INEGI: National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Mexico)
INSEE: National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (France)
ISTAT: National Institute of Statistics (Italy)
NB: Norges Bank (Norway)
OECD: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
SGR: SDMX Global Registry
UNSD: United Nations Statistics Division
UNESCO: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
WB: World Bank Group’s “World Integrated Trade Solution”
- API reference
- Implementation notes
- How to…
- What’s new?
- Development roadmap