ewoks 0.1


Many workflow management systems exist to deal with data processing problems that can be expressed as a graph of tasks, also referred to as a computational graph or workflow. The main purpose of a workflow management system is to provide a framework for implementing tasks, creating graphs of tasks and executing these graphs.

The purpose of ewoks is to provide an abstraction layer between graph representation and execution. This allows using the same tasks and graphs in different workflow management systems. ewoks itself is not a workflow management system.

ewoks has been developed by the Software group of the European Synchrotron.

Getting started

Install ewoks

pip install ewoks

Create a test workflow in JSON format (“acyclic1” is an test workflow that ships with ewoks)

ewoks convert acyclic1 --test test.json -s indent=2

Execute the test workflow and print the output of all tasks

ewoks execute test.json --output all

For a desktop GUI, install ewoks with the orange binding

pip install ewoks[orange]

Open the test workflow in the GUI

ewoks execute test.json --binding orange

For a web GUI, install ewoksserver with the frontend

pip install ewoksserver[frontend]

Start the ewoks web server


Ewoks has different interfaces to create and/or execute a workflow


Binding documentation:

  • ewokscore : create workflows and implement tasks

  • ewoksorange : create and execute workflows with a desktop GUI

  • ewoksppf : execute cyclic workflows

  • ewoksdask : parallelize workflow execution

  • ewoksjob: distribute workflow execution

  • ewoksserver: REST server to manage and execute workflows

  • ewoksweb: web frontend to create, visualize and execute workflows

  • ewoksutils : developer utilities