laforge is a low-key build system designed to interoperate Python and SQL data work, originally developed internally for IRIS, the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.


  • Interoperable: Read, write, and execute Python and SQL scripts/data.

  • Straightforward: Simple build INI files designed for a one-click build.

  • No lock-in: Maintain scripts independent from laforge.