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AskAnna CLI & Python SDK is part of the AskAnna platform to kickstart your data science projects

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AskAnna CLI & Python SDK

The AskAnna CLI offers a command-line interface to the AskAnna platform. With the Python SDK you can run AskAnna functions directly from your Python script. The CLI & Python SDK simplifies the communication with the AskAnna platform and provides facilities for supporting every part of a data science project.

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For the latest version check the AskAnna Documentation. Or open directly the documentation for:


Install AskAnna

pip install askanna

Update AskAnna

pip install -U askanna

Login to AskAnna

askanna login

This will create a .askanna.yml in your home folder.

When used in a CI, one can configure authentication by setting an environment variable:

export AA_REMOTE=
export AA_TOKEN={{ API TOKEN }}

The API token can be found in the created .askanna.yml file or in the curl information on a job run page in the AskAnna platform.

How to push your code to AskAnna

First add a askanna.yml file to the main directory of your project. In AskAnna create a project, copy the push-target and add it to the askanna.yml file.

Next run askanna push and your code will be uploaded to the project in AskAnna.

You can also push code from a CI environment. This requires the following environment variables to be set:

export AA_TOKEN={{ API TOKEN }}


Tools used in the AskAnna package:


0.18.0 (2022-07-21)

  • Implement new rest auth URLs
  • Simplify login in case you're already signed in
  • Add experimental GitPod config

0.17.0 (2022-06-20)

  • For tracking metrics & variables detect type of list and store the specific list type (list_integer, list_string, etc.)
  • Extend support for tracking metrics & variables with data type Numpy
  • Fixed a bug that Numpy array could not be stored as a metric/variable

0.16.0 (2022-05-09)

  • Add create and remove workspace to SDK and CLI
  • Add delete to project SDK
  • Change project & workspace now also supports changing visibility via SDK and CLI
  • Change dataclass Workspace to support the changed response of AskAnna Backend

0.15.0 (2022-02-11)

  • Make the requirements less strict, so it's easier to integrate AskAnna in your existing Python environment.
  • Let tzlocal work with newer version of the tzlocal package
  • Add job to publish master and version tags to public repos

0.14.1 (2022-02-04)

  • Added login argument 'url' making it possible to log in on different AskAnna environments using the web URL
  • Fix: after successful login, you now get a success message i.s.o. a fail message
  • Updated AA_REMOTE and tests to align with new config setup

0.14.0 (2021-11-25)

  • Refactor server & project Config. If you upgrade from a previous version 0.14.0 the AskAnna CLI will automatically update your AskAnna config file to the new format.
  • We fixed a bug in askannaignore where in some circumstances it did not read the ignore file.
  • Add bandit, Black and isort to the pre-commit stack.

0.13.1 (2021-10-29)

  • Added is_member to dataclasses Workspace and Project to denote whether the user is member of the object. Users can now list public workspaces and workspaces, so this flag can indicate the membership.
  • Added permission to dataclass Project to list permissions the user has for ths particular object.
  • Added visibility to dataclasses Workspace and Project to indicate whether this is a PUBLIC or PRIVATE workspace or project.

0.13.0 (2021-07-29)

  • Added notifications to dataclasses Job and Project. We validate whether notifications are setup correctly.
  • Introducing .askannaignore using the same syntax as .gitignore to exclude files from pushing to AskAnna.

0.12.2 (2021-07-22)

  • Add dataclass RunStatus to fix starting a new run

0.12.1 (2021-07-22)

  • Add environment to Run dataclass

0.12.0 (2021-07-08)

  • Updated endpoints changes from /v1/jobrun/ to /v1/runinfo/
  • We now register an result upload before uploading. This is change required by API v0.7.0.
  • Updates on the dataclass from RunInfo adding fields environment, duration, result, started
  • Deprecation of dataclass fields on RunInfo: runner, deleted
  • track_metric now also supports range type as a value to track
  • We publish our images also on DockerHub starting from now

0.11.0 (2021-06-16)

  • track_metric(s) and track_variable(s) now also support date type list
  • Extended askanna.runs.get with the option to filter on job_name and to order on create date
  • When you start a run using the job name via the Python SDK, we now use the project SUUID from the config as a default filter.
  • If you run a Python script from an AskAnna project directory, we also load the project SUUID in the config.
  • Remove deprecated CLI command askanna artifact add
  • Try to check if an update is available, but don't crash if we cannot run the check

0.10.0 (2021-06-03)

  • Add functionality to get run results:
    • CLI: askanna result get
    • Python SDK: askanna.result.get() and askanna.result.get_content_type()
  • Refactor how we zip artifact paths. The new function fixes an issue with saving individual files. Also, it has some built in protection that you cannot zip the full filesystem as an artifact.
  • Add run utils function to push the artifact, and prepare for removing askanna artifact add

0.9.0 (2021-05-19)

  • Give runs a name and description when you start them. More info in the documentation.
  • Extend validation of askanna.yml with an informative check on the time zone.
  • Update dataclasses of API responses where we removed the UUID and title. We now only show the short UUID and name.
  • In API request add askanna-agent and askanna-agent-version to inform the platform with which tool and version the request is done.
  • Added a check if a new version of AskAnna is available. For example, if you run askanna --version and a new version is available, we show an informative message how you can update.
  • Removed deprecated functions and files.
  • Updated dependencies and removed the superfluous dependency appdir.
  • Make askanna variable add interactive, so you don't have to look-up the project SUUID to add a variable.
  • Changing the name of a workspace or project can now also be done via the CLI.
  • Install tzdata in the default container-image to make it possible to set the time zone of the run environment.
  • Fix retrieval of runs with with include_metrics=True on.

0.8.0 (2021-04-15)

  • Added track_variable and track_variables: from now on you can track variables for your runs. Also run environment variables are tracked.
  • Added validation for askanna.yml to check job names and schedule definitions
  • Change name and description of a job via the CLI (askanna job change) or Python SDK (askanna.job.change)

0.7.0 (2021-03-18)

  • Adding track_metric and track_metrics: from now on you can track metrics for your runs, both ran on AskAnna servers and local runs.
  • Regrouped commands used for the askanna-runner under it's own command askanna-run-utils instead of askanna
  • Improvements in the client on how the AskAnna SDK communicates with the AskAnna API
  • Update PyYAML library from 5.3 to 5.4.1

0.6.2 (2021-03-08)

  • Make askanna init more friendly to use
  • Refer to open source project on
  • Tweak configuration and README

0.6.1 (2021-02-11)

  • Update references to the new documentation of AskAnna

0.6.0 (2021-02-03)

  • Added push-and-run via askanna run --push where you first push your code and then trigger a run
  • Installed gcc in the default image we run on AskAnna
  • Added developer option to specicy on which AskAnna remote you want to login
  • Changes in parameter names for Python SDK (run.status and variable modules). If you used the 0.5.x version of the AskAnna Python SDK this version can break your code.

0.5.1 (2021-01-27)

  • Fix that you can run a job with name and additional options

0.5.0 (2021-01-26)

  • Use askanna run job_name to run a job
  • Start of AskAnna Python SDK with support for:
    • starting a run
    • getting the status of a run
    • management of project variables
    • listing jobs
  • Refactor code base to support SDK and remove some unused functions
  • In askanna.yml allow output/artifact to specify which files & directories you want to save

0.4.3 (2020-12-25)

  • askanna create --template will allow you to use your own template to create a new project
  • Fix askanna create so it will actually create a project
  • Update askanna init so it uses to same flow as askanna create

0.4.2 (2020-12-22)

  • Fix issue in askanna init which now generates a valid askanna.yml project config file
  • Improvements regarding feedback and error messages when something goes wrong
  • Fix issues regarding generating AskAnna config file

0.4.1 (2020-12-01)

  • Use Python to create a tmp directory so it works on all Python supported platforms

0.4.0 (2020-11-26)

  • Adding variable management for CLI
  • Drop support for Python 3.5 because we use dataclasses
  • Reorganisation of CLI setup in the code base to prepare for SDK development
  • Reorganize how authentication and requests are made for all API communication
  • Adding logout for CLI

0.3.1 (2020-10-23)

  • Improve artifact download to be more reliable in case of download failures

0.3.0 (2020-07-31)

  • Changed askanna artifact to askanna artifact add
  • Adding askanna artifact get
  • Adding askanna variable list to get a list of variables in askanna
  • Adding askanna variable change to modify the value of a variable

0.2.0 (2020-07-23)

  • A default confirm question to confirm that you want to replace the current code package
  • Added askanna push --force to skip the confirm question
  • Added an optional argument to push add a message askanna push -m "push message"
  • If no push messages provided, but a commit message is available, use the last commit message
  • Changing how .askanna.yml is created
  • Adding AskAnna functions for running in job
  • Adding first test to check on push-target
  • Download payload with CLI

0.1.0 (2019-12-05)

  • First commit to repo
  • Basic function to do askanna login
  • First version of AskAnna code package

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