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Python Packages

There are two builder implementations to create python packages: pip to create a directory with python package from model and whl to create a wheel file with python package.

Creating Python package

To create a build/ directory with pip package run this command:

$ mlem build pip --package_name example_mlem_get_started \
                 --target build/ --model rf
⏳️ Loading model from rf.mlem
💼 Written `example_mlem_get_started` package data to `build`

In this command, we specified that we want to build rf model with pip builder and provided two arguments, target is the directory where the builder will write all the files and package_name is the name of our package.

There are more arguments you can use, see object reference

Exploring Python package

Let’s see what we’ve got

$ tree build/
├── example_mlem_get_started
│   ├── __init__.py
│   ├── model
│   └── model.mlem
├── requirements.txt
└── setup.py

As you can see, the builder generated all the files necessary for a python package. This includes sources, requirements, setup.py, and the model itself.

Using Python package

Now you can distribute and install the package. Its code declares all the same methods our model had, so you can try to use it like this:

import example_mlem_get_started



Creating Python package from model using API

from mlem.api import build


# ! pip install ./build
import my_model_package

data = ...

Creating Python wheel package from model using CLI

$ mlem build whl \
    --package_name my_model_package
    --target ./build \
    --version 1.0.0 \
    --model https://github.com/iterative/example-mlem-get-started/rf
$ pip install ./build/my_model_package-1.0.0-py3-none-any.whl

Creating wheel builder declaration and using it with CLI

$ mlem declare builder whl whl_conf \
    --package_name my_model_package \
    --target ./build \
    --author mike0sv \
    --email [email protected] \
    --version 1.0.0
$ mlem build --load whl_conf \
    --model https://github.com/iterative/example-mlem-get-started/rf
$ pip install ./build/my_model_package-1.0.0-py3-none-any.whl

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