Template for Data Science Project

This repo aims to give a robust starting point to any Data Science related project.

It contains readymade tools setup to start adding dependencies and coding.

To get yourself familiar with tools used here watch my talk on Data Science project setup (in Russian)

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Experiments and technology discovery are usualy performed on Jupyter Notebooks. For them notebooks directory is reserved. More info on working with Notebooks could be found in notebooks/README.md.

More mature part of pipeline (functions, classes, etc) are stored in .py files in main package directory (by default ds_project).

What to change?

  • project name (default: ds_project)
    • in pyproject.toml – tool.poetry.name
    • main project directory (ds_project)
    • test in tests directory
  • line length (default: 90) Why 90?
    • in pyproject.toml in blocks
      • black
      • isort
    • in setup.cfg for flake8
    • in .pre-commit-config.yaml for prettier

How to setup an environment?

This template use poetry to manage dependencies of your project. They

First you need to .

Then if you use conda (recommended) to manage environments (to use regular virtualenvenv just skip this step):

  • tell poetry not to create new virtualenv for you

    (instead poetry will use currently activated virtualenv):

    poetry config virtualenvs.create false

  • create new conda environment for your project (change env name for your desired one):

    conda create -n ds_project python=3.9

  • actiave environment:

    conda activate ds_project

Now you are ready to add dependencies to your project. For this use add command:

poetry add scikit-learn torch

Next run poetry install to check your final state are even with configs.

After that add changes to git and commit them git add pyproject.toml poetry.lock

Finally add pre-commit hooks to git: pre-commit install

At this step you are ready to write clean reproducible code!


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