groceries contains tools for parsing human readable shopping lists and recipe ingredients.
pip install groceries-tobiasli
groceries contains a set of classes that solve a lot of shopping and food-related problems:
Ingredientis a container for a food item, and parses amount, unit and item name from an arbitrary string. The base structure for an
Optional[amount] Optional[unit] grocery_name, Optional[comment].
GroceryListis a container for
Ingredientsand handles summation of all ingredients, as well as algebra.
Recipeis a class for representing cooking recipes, which contain
GroceryListsfor ingredient handling.
Cookbookis a container for
Recipeobjects, and make them searchable.
Menuis a class returned from
Cookbookis used to parse an actual, typed shopping list.
Menucontains the recipes and ingredients that are parsed from the shopping list.
Ingredient is a class that takes any arbitrary string describing an
amount of a grocery item.
from groceries import Ingredient print(repr(Ingredient('10 2/3 tbs soy sauce'))) # <Ingredient object: 1.60 dl soy sauce: <Unit: volume: [liter, litre, liters, ...]>>
String formatting of an
Ingredient yields the most reasonable
representation representation of the amount and unit of an
print(Ingredient('302.3949133 grams baked beans')) # 1 lbs baked beans
GroceryList accepts groceries as strings on a human readable format. The groceries are added to the
from groceries import GroceryList gl = GroceryList() gl.add_ingredients([ '2 pounds sugar', '2 kg sugar', 'chocolate', '1/4 floz foo', '1 2/9 tbs foo' ]) print(gl) # <GroceryList object: 3 ingredients # chocolate, # 0.26 dl foo, # 2907.18 g sugar # >
GroceryList instances can be added or subtracted with other
GroceryLists. They can also be multiplied with scalars.
gl = gl - GroceryList(ingredients=['953.5 g sugar', 'chocolate']) * 2 print(gl) # <GroceryList object: 2 ingredients # 0.26 dl foo, # 1.00 kg sugar # >
Recipe and Cookbooks
GroceryList class is used to represent ingredients in recipes.
Recipe is a class that contains information
on how to cook a specific meal. You can add multiple
Recipes to a
# Demo scripts for grocery readme. from groceries import Recipe, Cookbook recipe1 = Recipe( name='Carbonara', tags=['pasta', 'fast', 'egg', 'bacon'], time=20, serves=2, how_to='''Cook pasta. As pasta is preparing, fry bacon. When bacon is done, add frozen pees and continue frying until pees are cooked. Mix finished pasta with bacon and pees. Add eggs and grated parmesan and stir. Season with salt and pepper.''', ingredients=[ '150 g spaghetti', '100 g bacon', '100 g frozen green pees', '2 eggs', '50 g parmesan', 'salt', 'pepper' ]) recipe2 = Recipe(name="Mac'n cheese", tags=['pasta', 'fast'], time=5, serves=2, how_to='''Cook mac. Add cheese. serve.''', ingredients=['150 g maccaroni', '100 g cheese', ]) recipe3 = Recipe(name='Chocolate', tags=['sweet', 'dessert'], time=2, serves=2, how_to='''Eat chocolate.''', ingredients=['200 g chocolate']) cookbook = Cookbook(recipes=[recipe1, recipe2, recipe3])
The recipes are searchable by name and tags.
# Accepts fuzzy string matching: print(cookbook.find_recipe('mac cheese')) # <Recipe object: Mac'n cheese> # Mac'n cheese is the first match for pasta, but searches are cycling. # So when performing a category match again you won't be presented # with the same recipe again: print(cookbook.find_recipe('pasta')) # <Recipe object: Carbonara>
Menu is a class for parsing an entire weeks worth of shopping,
with syntax for meals on specific days as well as regular groceries.
# Continuation from previous code block. menu = cookbook.parse_menu('''Monday: mac cheese Tuesday: sweet Wednesday: pasta 2 tbs coffee 1 floz baked beans 1 banana 2 banana 4 liters coffee''') print(menu.generate_processed_menu_str()) # Monday: Mac'n cheese for 2 # Tuesday: Chocolate for 2 # Wednesday: Carbonara for 2 # 0.30 dl coffee # 0.30 dl baked beans # 1 banana # 2 banana # 4 l coffee print(menu.groceries) # <GroceryList object: 13 ingredients # 100 g bacon, # 0.30 dl baked beans, # 3 banana, # 100 g cheese, # 200 g chocolate, # 4.03 l coffee, # 2 eggs, # 100 g frozen green pees, # 150 g maccaroni, # 50 g parmesan, # pepper, # salt, # 150 g spaghetti # >
groceries has built in functionality to change whatever configuration
defines the units, ingredient rules and formatting.
To change a particular config, either
- modify an existing config at runtime,
- use one of the other supplied configs, or
- create your own from one of the
To finally set a specific config, use
from groceries import config, language print(config.language.language_name) # 'English' config.set_config(language.norwegian.language) print(config.language.language_name) # 'Norwegian'
A special condition applies if you are changing unit configs.
Changing unit config
Units, specifically, we need to reinitiate some classes
after changing configs. This is done via
As an example:
from groceries import config, configs, units, Ingredient print(Ingredient('2 lbs butter')) # 2 lb butter
The above weight amount matches perfectly with pounds, so
formats the amount as
lbs. We want to force
represent the ingredient in metric.
To do that we have to find the unit definition that we want, set that config, and then reload the units.
The new formatting will yield metric, as pounds is removed from the formatting definition.
print(Ingredient('2 lb butter')) # 907.18 g butter