Parallel TQDM Documentation Status Updates

PQDM is a TQDM and concurrent futures wrapper to allow enjoyable paralellization of iterating through an Iterable with a progress bar.

Install & Use

To install

pip install pqdm

and use

from pqdm.processes import pqdm
# If you want threads instead:
# from pqdm.threads import pqdm

args = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
# args = range(1,6) would also work

def square(a):
    return a*a

result = pqdm(args, square, n_jobs=2)

For more examples variants check the Usage section of the docs.


  • parellize your tqdm runs using processes or threads thanks to concurrent.futures,
  • just import pqdm from pqdm.threads or pqdm.processes to start,
  • automatic usage of tqdm.notebook when iPython/Jupyter notebook environment detected, custom tqdm class accepted
  • automatic parsing of pqdm kwargs and separating between concurrent.Executor args and tqdm args,
  • support for any iterable and passing items as kwargs, args or directly to function which is being applied
  • support bounded exectutors via


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