Setting Up Your Python Environment for Griptape
Kickoff and Foundations
Welcome to the getting started course for Griptape. We'll be using Visual Studio Code and the Griptape library, which make a great combo for coding with Large Language Models (LLMs).
What will I learn?
By the end of the course you will have the ability to use Griptape to work with Large Language Models. You will be setting up your Python environment, install a code editor, install Griptape, and be ready to go.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at beginners to intermediate level Python developers who are interested in setting up a Python environment to develop tools and applications with Griptape.
Why Visual Studio Code?
Using the right coding software (or Integrated Development Environment - IDE) can make your coding sessions a breeze... or not (if you choose the wrong one).
Visual Studio Code (VS Code for short) is our IDE of choice for a few reasons. It's lightweight, highly customizable, and has a vast range of extensions.
Griptape and Python
Griptape provides a simple, Pythonic interface to interact with these models, taking care of the complexities so we can focus on coding our applications.
In the next stages, we will be going through:
Setting Up: Here, we will install and set up the basic tools we need: Visual Studio Code, Python, and create our directory structure. We'll also ensure that you have the right Python environment in place.
OpenAI API Key: Before jumping into Griptape, we need to get our OpenAI API Key and set up our environment so it's ready.
Griptape: We'll install the Griptape library and send our first message to the LLM!
Are you ready to get started? Let's move on to Setting up your environment!