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Automatically download and upload data for the Numerai machine learning competition

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Numerai Python API

Automatically download and upload data for the Numerai machine learning competition.

This library is a Python client to the Numerai API. The interface is programmed in Python and allows downloading the training data, uploading predictions, and accessing user, submission and competitions information. It works for both, the main competition and the newer Numerai Signals competition.

If you encounter a problem or have suggestions, feel free to open an issue.


pip install --upgrade numerapi


Numerapi can be used as a regular, importable Python module or from the command line.

Some actions (like uploading predictions or staking) require a token to verify that it is really you interacting with Numerai's API. These tokens consists of a public_id and secret_key. Both can be obtained by login in to and going to Account -> Custom API Keys. Tokens can be passed to the Python module as parameters or you can be set via environment variables (NUMERAI_PUBLIC_ID and NUMERAI_SECRET_KEY).

Python module

Usage example - main competition

import numerapi
# some API calls do not require logging in
napi = numerapi.NumerAPI(verbosity="info")
# download current dataset
# get competitions
all_competitions = napi.get_competitions()
# get current leaderboard
leaderboard = napi.get_leaderboard()
# check if a new round has started
if napi.check_new_round():
    print("new round has started within the last 24hours!")
    print("no new round within the last 24 hours")

# provide api tokens
example_public_id = "somepublicid"
example_secret_key = "somesecretkey"
napi = numerapi.NumerAPI(example_public_id, example_secret_key)

# upload predictions
model_id = api.get_models()['uuazed']
submission_id = napi.upload_predictions("preds.csv", model_id=model_id)
# check submission status
# increase your stake by 1.2 NMR

# convert results to a pandas dataframe
import pandas as pd
df ="uuazed"), sep="-")

Usage example - Numerai Signals

import numerapi

napi = numerapi.SignalsAPI()
# get current leaderboard
leaderboard = napi.get_leaderboard()

# setup API with api tokens
example_public_id = "somepublicid"
example_secret_key = "somesecretkey"
napi = numerapi.SignalsAPI(example_public_id, example_secret_key)

# upload predictions
model_id = api.get_models()['uuazed']
napi.upload_predictions("preds.csv", model_id=model_id)

# get daily performance as pandas dataframe
import pandas as pd
df = pd.DataFrame(napi.daily_user_performances("uuazed"))

Command line interface

To get started with the cli interface, let's take a look at the help page:

$ numerapi --help
Usage: numerapi [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Wrapper around the Numerai API

  --help  Show this message and exit.

  account                         Get all information about your account!
  check-new-round                 Check if a new round has started within...
  competitions                    Retrieves information about all...
  current-round                   Get number of the current active round.
  daily-submissions-performances  Fetch daily performance of a user's...
  daily-user-performances         Fetch daily performance of a user.
  dataset-url                     Fetch url of the current dataset.
  download-dataset                Download dataset for the current active...
  leaderboard                     Get the leaderboard.
  models                          Get map of account models!
  payments                        List all your payments
  profile                         Fetch the public profile of a user.
  stake-decrease                  Decrease your stake by `value` NMR.
  stake-drain                     Completely remove your stake.
  stake-get                       Get stake value of a user.
  stake-increase                  Increase your stake by `value` NMR.
  stakes                          List all your stakes.
  submission-filenames            Get filenames of your submissions
  submission-ids                  Get dict with username->submission_id...
  submission-status               checks the submission status
  submit                          Upload predictions from file.
  tournament-name2number          Translate tournament name to tournament...
  tournament-number2name          Translate tournament number to tournament...
  tournaments                     Get all tournaments.
  transactions                    List all your deposits and withdrawals.
  user                            Get all information about you! DEPRECATED...
  user-activities                 Get user activities (works for all users!)
  v1-leaderboard                  Retrieves the leaderboard for the given...
  version                         Installed numerapi version.

Each command has it's own help page, for example:

$ numerapi submit --help
Usage: numerapi submit [OPTIONS] PATH

  Upload predictions from file.

  --tournament INTEGER  The ID of the tournament, defaults to 1
  --model_id TEXT       An account model UUID (required for accounts with
                        multiple models

  --help                Show this message and exit.

API Reference

Checkout the detailed API docs to learn about all available methods, parameters and returned values.

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