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Jupyter Packaging Utilities.

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Jupyter Packaging

Tools to help build and install Jupyter Python packages that require a pre-build step that may include JavaScript build steps.


pip install jupyter-packaging


There are three ways to use jupyter-packaging in another package. In general, you should not depend on jupyter_packaging as a runtime dependency, only as a build dependency.

As a Build Requirement

Use a pyproject.toml file as outlined in pep-518. An example:

requires = ["jupyter_packaging>=0.10,<2"]
build-backend = "setuptools.build_meta"

Below is an example using the above config. It assumes the rest of your metadata is in setup.cfg. We wrap the import in a try/catch to allow the file to be run without jupyter_packaging so that python can be run directly when not building.

from setuptools import setup

    from jupyter_packaging import wrap_installers, npm_builder
    builder = npm_builder()
    cmdclass = wrap_installers(pre_develop=builder, pre_dist=builder)
except ImportError:
    cmdclass = {}


As a Build Backend

Use the jupyter_packaging build backend. The pre-build command is specified as metadata in pyproject.toml:

requires = ["jupyter_packaging>=0.10,<2"]
build-backend = "jupyter_packaging.build_api"

factory = "jupyter_packaging.npm_builder"

build_cmd = "build:src"

The corresponding would be greatly simplified:

from setuptools import setup

The tool.jupyter-packaging.builder section expects a func value that points to an importable module and a function with dot separators. If not given, no pre-build function will run.

The optional sections accepts a dict of keyword arguments to give to the pre-build command.

The build backend does not handle the develop command (pip install -e .). If desired, you can wrap just that command:

import setuptools

    from jupyter_packaging import wrap_installers, npm_builder
    builder = npm_builder(build_cmd="build:dev")
    cmdclass = wrap_installers(pre_develop=builder)
except ImportError:
    cmdclass = {}


The optional tool.jupyter-packaging.options section accepts the following options:

  • skip-if-exists: A list of local files whose presence causes the prebuild to skip
  • ensured-targets: A list of local file paths that should exist when the dist commands are run

As a Vendored File

Vendor locally alongside and import the module directly.

import setuptools
from setupbase import wrap_installers, npm_builder
func = npm_builder()
cmdclass = wrap_installers(post_develop=func, pre_dist=func)

Usage Notes

  • This package does not work with the deprecated python bdist_wheel or python sdist commands, PyPA recommends using the build package (pip install build && python -m build .).
  • We recommend using include_package_data=True and to control the assets included in the package.
  • Tools like check-manifest or manifix can be used to ensure the desired assets are included.
  • Simple uses of data_files can be handled in setup.cfg or in If recursive directories are needed use get_data_files() from this package.
  • Unfortunately data_files are not supported in develop mode (a limitation of setuptools). You can work around it by doing a full install (pip install .) before the develop install (pip install -e .), or by adding a script to push the data files to sys.base_prefix.

Development Install

git clone
cd jupyter-packaging
pip install -e .[test]
pre-commit install

You can test changes locally by creating a pyproject.toml with the following, replacing the local path to the git checkout:

requires = ["jupyter_packaging@file://<path-to-git-checkout>"]
build-backend = "setuptools.build_meta"

Note: you need to run pip cache remove jupyter_packaging any time changes are made to prevent pip from using a cached version of the source.

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