Cookiecutter template for a Python application project.
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Python Application Project Template

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This is a Cookiecutter template for creating a Python application project.

The project layout is based on the Python Packaging User Guide. The current conventional wisdom forgoes the use of a source directory, but moving the package out of the project root provides several advantages (cf. Packaging a Python library).

The py27 branch is for Python 2.7 compatibility; it is no longer actively maintained.

Template Project Features

Template Application Features

  • CLI with subcommands
  • Logging
  • Hierarchical YAML configuration


Install Python requirements for using the template:

$ python -m pip install --requirement=requirements.txt --user

Create a new project directly from the template on GitHub:

$ cookiecutter gh:mdklatt/cookiecutter-python-app