Cookiecutter template for a Python package. See
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Cookiecutter template for a Python package. See

  • Free software: BSD license
  • Pytest runner: Supports unittest, pytest, nose style tests and more
  • Travis-CI: Ready for Travis Continuous integration testing
  • Tox testing: Setup to easily test for python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and PyPy
  • Sphinx docs: Documentation raedy for generation with, for example, ReadTheDocs
  • Wheel support: Use the newest python package distribution standard from the get go


Generate a Python package project:



  • Create a repo and put it there.
  • Add the repo to your Travis CI account.
  • Add the repo to your ReadTheDocs account + turn on the ReadTheDocs service hook.
  • Run tox to make sure all tests pass.
  • Release your package the standard Python way.

Not Exactly What You Want?

Don't worry, you have options:

Similar Cookiecutter Templates

for testing and other minor changes.

Fork This

If you have differences in your preferred setup, I encourage you to fork this to create your own version. Once you have your fork working, add it to the Similar Cookiecutter Templates list with a brief explanation. It's up to you whether or not to rename your fork.

Or Submit a Pull Request

I also accept pull requests on this, if they're small, atomic, and if they make my own packaging experience better.