module of the month - usaddress
By: Cathy Deng
Date: April 14, 2016, 6 p.m.
usaddress is a python library that uses NLP methods to parse address strings into structured components (e.g. street name, city, zip). it is trained on real-world addresses with real-world data quirks - as a result, it's robust in handling messy data. usaddress was built by DataMade, a local civic technology company.
TL;DR usaddress helps you avoid regex for address data, which is a terrible rabbit hole.