Some highlights include the ability to:
- Install templates from local Git repos or from Github
- Interactively select a template when creating new projects
- List locally installed templates
- Check whether templates are out-of-date
- Update templates
The Associated Press Data Team relies on this plugin because it fits nicely into a broader data science workflow built around datakit.
It's worth noting that Cookiecutter's command-line tool offers some of these features, and its developers are working to add others. Additionally, we primarily support Git-based templates, whereas Cookiecutter also works with mercurial repositories.
Please be sure to check out the latest release of Cookiecutter to see if it might be a better fit.