Paperspace Gradient CLI & SDK installation and reference guide.
The SDK makes it easy to launch Notebooks, Workflows, and Deployments programmatically using Python.
The SDK is bundled with the Gradient CLI. The Gradient CLI is available on PyPI and works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
The CLI requires Python 3.4+ (or Python 2.7). Be sure to use a compatible version of pip (or pip3) depending on your Python version.
We recommend installing and using the CLI within a Python virtual environment. This will minimize conflicts with existing libraries on your computer. We recommend virtualenv. See below for more instructions.
pip install -U gradient
-U option upgrades all specified packages to the newest available version.
You can verify that it is working by running
which will output a version like
Connect your account
You can either stash your API key on your computer or include your API key on each command. The latter can be useful if you are working on several teams at the same time, as each team has its own API key.
Obtaining an API key
Sign in to your Paperspace account to create a new API key. Once logged in, navigate to your Profile on the top right hand side of your screen and click
Team Settings, click on the
API Keys tab. Enter in a name for your API Key and click the
Add + button. Make sure to copy your new API key after it is generated. You won’t be able to see it again after leaving the page.
You'll use the API keys you generate here to authenticate your requests.
Set active API key
First, obtain an API Key, and then:
gradient apiKey XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Alternatively, you can set the environment variable
PAPERSPACE_API_KEY temporarily to override your configured api key.
gradient workflows run ...
You can reveal your current API key with
Using a virtual environment
For Python 3.4+
pip install virtualenv
Create a new virtual environment:
python3 -m virtualenv <virtual_env_dir_path>
Activate the virtual environment:
Virtualenvs can also be run in other ways, e.g., using
Add the following to your
.zshrc) to enable autocomplete anytime you activate your shell. If Gradient was installed in a virtual environment, the following has to be added to the
eval "$(_GRADIENT_COMPLETE=source gradient)"
Alternatively, you can create an activation script by:
(_GRADIENT_COMPLETE=source gradient) > ~/paperspace_complete.sh
and then add
. ~/paperspace_complete.sh to your
For more, see https://click.palletsprojects.com/en/7.x/bashcomplete/ .
Install the latest pre-release version
If you need a pre-release version of the CLI use the following command to install it:
pip install -U --pre gradient