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Cookiecutter template for a Python package. See

  • Free software: BSD license
  • Vanilla testing setup with unittest and python test
  • Travis-CI: Ready for Travis Continuous Integration testing
  • Tox testing: Setup to easily test for Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4
  • Sphinx docs: Documentation ready for generation with, for example, ReadTheDocs


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.
  • Release your package the standard Python way. Here's a release checklist:

Not Exactly What You Want?

Don't worry, you have options:

Similar Cookiecutter Templates

  • Nekroze/cookiecutter-pypackage: A fork of this with a PyTest test runner, strict flake8 checking with Travis/Tox, and some docs and differences.
  • tony/cookiecutter-pypackage: Fork with py2.7+3.3 optimizations. Flask/Werkzeug-style test runner, _compat module and module/doc conventions. See README.rst or the github comparison view for exhaustive list of additions and modifications.
  • Also see the network and family tree for this repo. (If you find anything that should be listed here, please add it and send a pull request!)

Fork This / Create Your Own

If you have differences in your preferred setup, I encourage you to fork this to create your own version. Or create your own; it doesn't strictly have to be a fork.

  • Once you have your own version working, add it to the Similar Cookiecutter Templates list above with a brief description.
  • It's up to you whether or not to rename your fork/own version. Do whatever you think sounds good.

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.

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