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Build Instructions


In most cases you won't need to build this package locally.

Unless you're doing development work on the pytextrank library itself, simply install based on the instructions in "Getting Started".


To set up the build environment locally:

python3 -m pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

We use pre-commit hooks based on pre-commit and to configure that locally:

pre-commit install
git config --local core.hooksPath .git/hooks/

Type Checking

The pre-commit hooks use typing and mypy for type checking. To run these tests specifically:

mypy pytextrank/*.py

Code Checking

The pre-commit hooks use pylint for code checking. To run these tests specifically:

pylint pytextrank/*.py

Spelling Errors

The pre-commit hooks use codespell to check for spelling errors. To run these tests specifically:

codespell pytextrank/*.py *.md docs/*.md

Security Issues

The pre-commit hooks use bandit to check for security issues. To run these tests specifically:

bandit pytextrank/*.py

Test Coverage

This project uses pytest and coverage for unit test coverage. Source for unit tests is in the tests subdirectory.

To run the unit tests:

coverage run -m pytest tests

To generate a coverage report and (providing you have the access token) upload it to the reporting site:

coverage report
bash <(curl -s -t @.cc_token

Test coverage reports can be viewed at

Online Documentation

To generate documentation pages, this project uses:

You will also need to download ChromeDriver for your version of the Chrome browser, saved as chromedriver in this directory.

Source for the documentation is in the docs subdirectory.

To build the documentation:

./ docs/
mkdocs build

To preview the generated microsite locally:


Then browse to http://localhost:8000 to review the generated documentation.

To package the generated microsite for deployment on a Flask/WSGI server:

tar cvzf ptr.tgz site/

Package Release

To update the release on PyPi:


You can use grayskull to generate a conda-forge recipe:

grayskull pypi pytextrank
mv pytextrank/meta.yaml ./

Last update: 2021-03-26