Kedro new is simply a wrapper around the cookiecutter templating library. The kedro team maintains a ready made template that has everything you need for a kedro project. They also maintain a few kedro starters, which are very similar to the base template.
Unsure what kedro is, Check out yesterdays post on What is Kedro.
I recommend using
pipx when running kedro new.
pipx is designed for system level cli tools so that you do not need to maintain a virtual environment or worry about version conflicts,
pipx manages the environment for you.
The kedro team does not recommend
pipx in their docs as they already feel like there is a bit of a tool overload for folks that may be less familiar with.
pipx kedro new
I like using
pipx as it gives you better control over using a specific version or always the latest version, unlike when you run what you have on your system depends on when you last installed or upgraded.
The kedro team also has a set of starters, by passing in
--starter you can start with a different template. Here is an example with the kedro spaceflights starter.
pipx run kedro new --starter spaceflights
Please enter a human readable name for your new project.
Spaces and punctuation are allowed.
[New Kedro Project]: Spaceflights Complete
Please enter a directory name for your new project repository.
Alphanumeric characters, hyphens and underscores are allowed.
Lowercase is recommended.
Python Package Name:
Please enter a valid Python package name for your project package.
Alphanumeric characters and underscores are allowed.
Lowercase is recommended. Package name must start with a letter
Change directory to the project generated in /home/u_walkews/git/spaceflights-complete
A best-practice setup includes initialising git and creating a virtual environment before running ``kedro install`` to install project-specific dependencies. Refer to the Kedro documentation: https://kedro.readthedocs.io/
pipx not only ensures that you run the latest version, it can also run a very specific version.
pipx run --spec kedro==0.16.6 kedro new
The next post in this series will help you create your virtual environment for your new kedro project.
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