pytest-dataplugin is a pytest plugin for managing an archive of test data that lives outide your code's repository.
The dataplugin allows you to manage a directory of test data that lives outside your main code repository. The use case for this plugin is when test data is larger than what you want to store with your code or test data that otherwise doesn't make sense to store with the code (binary data might be one example).
The test data directory can be ignored by git. The plugin creates an archive with a consistant hash. This hash is intended to be stored in file that gets commited to the repository. The plugin uses this hash to know if the data directory is out of date after.