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Eric P Green Author

Hey Emanuel,

Sorry about that! We'll add some info to the docs today to make this more clear. I know you figured it out, but I'll leave this comment here for others to find.

The keyword "await" declares an asyncio coroutine (described in depth here:, and there are a few options for running these:

  1. In a standard Python script, as you mentioned, you have to wrap each coroutine in an async function, and start the execution with This is a good resource:

  2. In a Jupyter notebook, which I was using for the blog post and the quick start, it's actually much easier. An asyncio context is automatically included, and you can directly run any await ... code block.

  3. You can spawn an asyncio-enabled Python REPL by running python -m asyncio in a command line. In this case too, you can directly run any await ... code block.

Let me know if anything else comes up and I'd be happy to help!