Algorand SDK in Python
A python library for interacting with the Algorand network.
$ pip3 install py-algorand-sdk to install the package.
Alternatively, choose a distribution file, and run
$ pip3 install [file name].
Supported Python versions
py-algorand-sdk's minimum Python version policy attempts to balance several constraints.
- Make it easy for the community to use py-algorand-sdk by minimizing or excluding the need to customize Python installations.
- Provide maintainers with access to newer language features that produce more robust software.
Given these constraints, the minimum Python version policy is: Target Python version on newest Ubuntu LTS released >= 6 months ago.
The rationale is:
- If a major Linux OS distribution bumps a Python version, then it's sufficiently available to the community for us to upgrade.
- The 6 month time buffer ensures we delay upgrades until the community starts using a recently released LTS version.
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
Here's a simple example you can run without a node.
from algosdk import account, encoding # generate an account private_key, address = account.generate_account() print("Private key:", private_key) print("Address:", address) # check if the address is valid if encoding.is_valid_address(address): print("The address is valid!") else: print("The address is invalid.")
Follow the instructions in Algorand's developer resources to install a node on your computer.
Before running example.py, start kmd on a private network or testnet node:
./goal kmd start -d [data directory]
Next, create a wallet and an account:
./goal wallet new [wallet name] -d [data directory]
./goal account new -d [data directory] -w [wallet name]
Visit the Algorand dispenser and enter the account address to fund your account.
Next, in tokens.py, either update the tokens and addresses, or provide a path to the data directory.
You're now ready to run example.py!
Documentation for the Python SDK is available at py-algorand-sdk.readthedocs.io.
py-algorand-sdk is licensed under an MIT license. See the LICENSE file for details.
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