A company-mode backend for TabNine, the all-language autocompleter: https://tabnine.com/
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TabNine is the all-language autocompleter. It uses machine learning to provide responsive, reliable, and relevant suggestions.

company-tabnine provides TabNine completion backend for company-mode. It takes care of TabNine binaries, so installation is easy.



  1. Make sure company-mode is installed and configured.

  2. Install company-tabnine. This package is part of MELPA.

    • With use-package

      Put the following in your config:

      (use-package company-tabnine :ensure t)
    • With package.el (built-in)

      Install the package:

      M-x package-install RET company-tabnine RET

      Put the following in your config:

      (require 'company-tabnine)
  3. Add company-tabnine to company-backends

    (add-to-list 'company-backends #'company-tabnine)
  4. Run M-x company-tabnine-install-binary to install the TabNine binary for your system.

Recommended Configuration

Below are some recommended company-mode configuration that works well with company-tabnine.

;; Trigger completion immediately.
(setq company-idle-delay 0)

;; Number the candidates (use M-1, M-2 etc to select completions).
(setq company-show-numbers t)

;; Use the tab-and-go frontend.
;; Allows TAB to select and complete at the same time.
(setq company-frontends


company-tabnine should work out of the box.

See M-x customize-group RET company-tabnine RET for customizations.

Known Issues

  • company-transformers or plugins that use it (such as company-flx-mode) can interfere with TabNine's sorting. If this happens, put the following temporary workaround in your config:
;; workaround for company-transformers
(setq company-tabnine--disable-next-transform nil)
(defun my-company--transform-candidates (func &rest args)
  (if (not company-tabnine--disable-next-transform)
      (apply func args)
    (setq company-tabnine--disable-next-transform nil)
    (car args)))

(defun my-company-tabnine (func &rest args)
  (when (eq (car args) 'candidates)
    (setq company-tabnine--disable-next-transform t))
  (apply func args))

(advice-add #'company--transform-candidates :around #'my-company--transform-candidates)
(advice-add #'company-tabnine :around #'my-company-tabnine)