Kaitai Struct declarative parser generator for binary data: runtime library for Python
# Kaitai Struct: runtime library for Python
This library implements Kaitai Struct API for Python.
[Kaitai Struct](http://kaitai.io) is a declarative language used for describe various binary data structures, laid out in files or in memory: i.e. binary file formats, network stream packet formats, etc.
It is similar to Python’s [construct] and [Construct3], but it is language-agnostic. The format description is done in YAML-based .ksy format, which then can be compiled into a wide range of target languages.
- [About Kaitai Struct](https://github.com/kaitai-io/kaitai_struct/)
- [About API implemented in this library](https://github.com/kaitai-io/kaitai_struct/wiki/Kaitai-Struct-stream-API)
- [Python-specific notes](https://github.com/kaitai-io/kaitai_struct/wiki/Python)
### Using requirements.txt
If you want to use Kaitai Struct runtime in your project and you use requirements.txt to manage your dependencies, just add the following line to it:
` kaitaistruct `
and then run pip install -r requirements.txt to update all your dependencies.
### Using pip directly
You can use
`shell pip install kaitaistruct `
to install the package manually using pip Python package manager.
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