pamqp is a low level AMQP 0-9-1 frame encoding and decoding library for Python 2 & 3 released under the BSD license.

pamqp is not a end-user client library for talking to RabbitMQ but rather is used by client libraries for marshaling and unmarshaling AMQP frames. All methods should have test coverage and pass in Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, and 3.4.

AMQP class/method command class mappings can be found in the pamqp.specification module while actual frame encoding and encoding should be run through the pamqp.frame module.


Please report any issues to the Github repo at


pamqp source is available on Github at


pamqp is available from the Python Package Index but should generally be installed as a dependency from a client library.

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