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Creates the skeleton of your Python project.

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If you are like me, starting a new Python project from the scratch can be boring: create a, documentation, installation instructions, forget a file or two in the manifest, etc. This all is a time-consuming and error prone work, which gives no intellectual satisfaction. Yet, this is necessary to make your project a good citizen in the open source community.

Boilerplate produces beautiful skeletons for your Python projects so you can get up and running fast. It is influenced by this blog post:, although we do not follow these recommendations by the letter.

The filesystem structure

The boilerplate start <project> command will create the following tree under the current directory:

|- .gitignore
|- INSTALL.rst
|- README.rst
|- requirements.txt
|- requirements-dev.txt
|- docs/
|   |-
|   |- index.rst
|   |- make.bat
|   |- Makefile
|   |- _static/*
|   \- _templates/*
\- src/
    \- <project>
        |- <project>.py
        \- test/
            \- test_<project>.py



README.rst and INSTALL.rst





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