Python Starter Package

This is a basic python starter package to be used as a template for creating your own python packages.


This library is hosted on PyPi and can be installed via pip:

pip3 install PythonStarterPackage

For manual install, see below.

Manual Install

To manually install this package, clone this repo to your local system. After you clone the repo, navigate into the package to where the file is. Then use pip install -e . command. This will install the package and all its dependencies editable mode. Then you can use the package locally or use it as the starting point for building out your own package.

pip3 install -e .


You can run the app in your terminal with:


You can also import this module into your own project and incorporate it into your own packages. For example:

from python_starter_package import *
python_starter = PythonStarterPackage()


The purpose of this project is to show you how to create a standard python package from scratch. This project is inspired by Sigma-Coding (, it is a great detailed guide on deploying python packages.


In order to setup the your own standard python package from scratch do the following:

  1. Setup the starter package with the files and folders below:
  • config – Directory containing all configuration files for your package.
  • src/python_starter_package – Core directory containing all the files that make up your program as well as which is the entry point to our package.
    • utils – Sub-directory of python_starter_package containing any utility files for your program.
  • test – Directory containing all your test scripts.
  • – Script to run your application.
  • LICENSE – File defining your package’s license.
  • – Readme file for documentation.
  • requirements.txt – File defining all the requirements of your package.
  • – Script to build your package.
  1. Once setup, add the contents and code to the files and directories you created. Copy the contents and code from the PythonStarterPackage available in this repo:


Do the following to create the deployment for the package.

  1. Create (or overwrite) the requirements.txt document with pipreqs. This is an extremely useful tool because it automatically finds all of the relavent versions of dependencies your package relies on and puts them into the requirements.txt file. If you don’t have pipreqs, install it with pip install pipreqs.

pipreqs --force --encoding utf-8
  1. Upgrade setuptools, wheel, and twine (twine will be used in the next part).

pip3 install --upgrade setuptools wheel twine
pip3 install --user --upgrade setuptools wheel twine
  1. Build the package with

python3 sdist bdist_wheel
  1. Test the install of the package.

pip3 install e .
  1. Run to test that the package is working.

  1. After testing that it is working, uninstall the package from pip3.

pip3 uninstall PythonStarterPackage

Upload to PyPi

In order to upload to PyPi make sure to setup your PyPi account first. See “PyPi Setup” in doc/ for more details. You will also need to have twine installed and upgraded. Once you have all of this setup do the following:

  1. Upload using twine.

twine upload dist/*
  1. Install your package with pip.

pip install PythonStarterPackage

Note: If you get a “Requrements already satisfied…” for PythonStarterPackage when trying to install, it may be because pip still thinks you have the package already installed from the testing earlier. To cleanly break that connection, simply go to ./src/ and delete the PythonStarterPackage.egg-info directory and its contents. Then try uninstalling and reinstalling again:

pip uninstall PythonStarterPackage
pip install PythonStarterPackage
  1. Finally, run the to test that the package is working.


Support and Contributions

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