OpenAI Python Library
The OpenAI Python library provides convenient access to the OpenAI API from applications written in the Python language. It includes a pre-defined set of classes for API resources that initialize themselves dynamically from API responses which makes it compatible with a wide range of versions of the OpenAI API.
See the OpenAI API docs.
You don't need this source code unless you want to modify the package. If you just want to use the package, just run:
pip install --upgrade openai
Install from source with:
python setup.py install
The library needs to be configured with your account's secret key which is available on the website. Either set it as the
OPENAI_API_KEY environment variable before using the library:
openai.api_key to its value:
import openai openai.api_key = "sk-..." # list engines engines = openai.Engine.list() # print the first engine's id print(engines.data.id) # create a completion completion = openai.Completion.create(engine="ada", prompt="Hello world") # print the completion print(completion.choices.text)
This library additionally provides an
openai command-line utility
which makes it easy to interact with the API from your terminal. Run
openai api -h for usage.
# list engines openai api engines.list # create a completion openai api completions.create -e ada -p "Hello world"
- Python 3.7+
In general we want to support the versions of Python that our customers are using, so if you run into issues with any version issues, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This library is forked from the Stripe Python Library.