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The ALFA SDK for Python

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This package provides a Python SDK for developing algorithms using ALFA.


You can directly install alfa-sdk using pip. This will install the alfa-sdk package as well as all dependencies.

$ pip install alfa-sdk

If you already have alfa-sdk installed and want to upgrade to the latest version, you can run:

$ pip install --upgrade alfa-sdk


To install requirements locally:

1. Activate local venv

$ virtualenv venv
$ source venv/bin/activate

2. Install requirements from

$ pip install -e .[dev]


  • 0.1.21 (?)
    • fetch data for Meta Unit from Alfa when it exists
  • 0.1.20 (2020-3-24)
    • enabled fetching secret values of a team the client is allowed to access
  • 0.1.19 (2020-3-12)
    • enabled the definition of the team_id of a client
  • 0.1.18 (2020-3-9)
    • added Dataclient.update_data_file method
  • 0.1.17 (2020-3-5)
    • added fallback mechanisms for local handling of MetaInstances when there is no file found locally
  • 0.1.16 (2020-3-4)
    • added AlgorithmClient.get_context
    • added AlgorithmClient.get_active_instance_from_context
    • added local handling of MetaUnits and MetaInstances
  • 0.1.15 (2020-2-19)
    • added prefix, skip, limit, and order arguments to list_data_files function
  • 0.1.14 (2020-1-27)
    • replace deprecated secrets service
  • 0.1.13 (2020-1-22)
    • add store_kpi function
  • 0.1.12 (2020-1-09)
    • generalize errors according to alfa errors
    • handle errors based on error codes
  • 0.1.11 (2019-9-02)
    • generalized auth tokens
  • 0.1.10 (2019-7-15)
    • allow handling of instances without storing to disk
  • 0.1.0 - 0.1.9 (2019-3-19)
    • initial version + bugfixes

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