Introduction to Library
Python is one of the high-level programming languages used for web development, AI, machine learning, application development, etc. and python Library or Package is a collection of useful functions that eliminates the need of writing the code from scratch!
With the help of the libraries you can access and implement many new things by just importing it in your code.
To install a library in Python, use the following command -+
pip install library_name
For ex : pip install django
And to import the library, we can simply write :
So, here we’ll see how we can publish your own library so others can use it like we used to do
Install required built-in libraries
We need to install below mentioned two libraries, to fulfill the process of uploading our library to PyPi.
pip install wheel pip install twine
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Create one separate folder and inside that, you have to create one more folder which should be named as the name of your library, here it is Mudopy.
Inside your library folder (Mudopy) you need to add all of the code files. It can be more than one.
To get more idea about the code, have a quick look at __init__.py. And don’t forget that your code should contain functions that can be called when someone imports our library.
Upload them on GitHub
Upload the created package( library ) folder to the github.
Creating the files that are required by PyPI
If getting confused, copy above listed files from Github example
Quick overview of Setup.py
To get download_url go to your repository in Github, and click on the ‘release’ and then click on ‘Create a new release’.
And then define a tag version (version of your library) and in the version-field: v_01(title), you can leave the description empty, and at last click on ‘publish release’.
There is a link on Source Code(tar.gz), right click on that link and select ‘Copy Link Address’ , and paste that link into the download_url field in setup.py.
Now let’s upload newly created four files to the git repository
Create an Account on PyPi
Go to the website of Pypi and register yourself.
Uploading package(Library) to PyPI
Just go to your folder where the setup.py file is stored and open the command prompt
And type the following commands,
- python setup.py sdist
- twine upload dist/*
- Give your username and password of your account in PyPi
And Boom !
Your project uploaded successfully on PyPi. Have a look on it by visiting PyPi.
Now you can directly install your package by typing the following command in Terminal
pip install YOURPACKAGENAME
After uploading the package in PyPi you may face some errors, you can solve such errors and publish your package again by just changing the version name in the setup.py file and repeat step 6.
And than just type,
pip install yourpackagename --upgrade
Hope, now you will be able to publish your own library and help the python community to explore some new things.
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