Install the Gradient CLI

How to install the Gradient Command Line Interface


Learn how to install the Gradient CLI. 1m35s.

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.

Pro Tip! We highly 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.

Install the CLI

Using pip to install the latest stable release

pip install -U gradient

Connecting your account

You can either stash your API key on your computer or include your API key on each command.

Set your active API key

First, obtain an API Key, and then:


Alternatively, you can set the environment variable PAPERSPACE_API_KEY temporarily to override your configured api key.

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Note: You can reveal your current API key with cat ~/.paperspace/config.json

Obtaining an API key

Obtain an API key from the settings page. 1m27s.

Sign in to your Paperspace account and create a new API key. You'll use the API keys you generate here to authenticate your requests.

Using a virtual environment

For Python 3.4+

First, install virtualenv:

pip install virtualenv

Create a new virtual environment:

python3 -m virtualenv <virtual_env_dir_path>

Activate the virtual environment:

source <virtual_env_dir_path>/bin/activate

Enable autocomplete

Add the following to your .bashrc (or .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 activate script:

eval "$(_GRADIENT_COMPLETE=source gradient)"

Alternatively, you can create activation script by:

(_GRADIENT_COMPLETE=source gradient) > ~/

and then add . ~/ to your .bashrc, .zshrc or activate script.


Install the latest pre-release version

pip install -U --pre gradient