Commit 6331d31b authored by J. Fernando Sánchez's avatar J. Fernando Sánchez
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Merge branch '34-document-plugin-repo-creation' into 24-improve-docs

Closes #34
Closes #24
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A more step-by-step tutorial with slides is available `here <>`__
.. contents:: :local:
What is a plugin?
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module: helloworld
version: 0.0
threshold: 10
description: Hello World
Now, in a file named ````:
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#!/bin/env python
from senpy.plugins import SenpyPlugin
from senpy.plugins import AnalysisPlugin
from senpy.models import Sentiment
class HelloWorld(SenpyPlugin):
class HelloWorld(AnalysisPlugin):
def analyse_entry(entry, params):
'''Basically do nothing with each entry'''
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yield entry
The complete code of the example plugin is available `here <>`__.
Loading data and files
Most plugins will need access to files (dictionaries, lexicons, etc.).
It is good practice to specify the paths of these files in the plugin configuration, so the same code can be reused with different resources.
.. code:: yaml
name: dictworld
module: dictworld
dictionary_path: <PATH OF THE FILE>
The path can be either absolute, or relative.
From absolute paths
Absolute paths (such as ``/data/dictionary.csv`` are straightfoward:
.. code:: python
with open(os.path.join(self.dictionary_path) as f:
From relative paths
Since plugins are loading dynamically, relative paths will refer to the current working directory.
Instead, what you usually want is to load files *relative to the plugin source folder*, like so:
For this, we need to first get the path of your source folder first, like so:
.. code:: python
import os
root = os.path.realpath(__file__)
with open(os.path.join(root, self.dictionary_path) as f:
Docker image
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docker run -p 5000:5000 gsiupm/exampleplugin
If the plugin non-source files (:ref:`loading data and files`), the recommended way is to use absolute paths.
Data can then be mounted in the container or added to the image.
The former is recommended for open source plugins with licensed resources, whereas the latter is the most convenient and can be used for private images.
Mounting data:
.. code:: bash
docker run -v $PWD/data:/data gsiupm/exampleplugin
Adding data to the image:
.. code:: dockerfile
FROM gsiupm/senpy:0.8.8
COPY data /
What annotations can I use?
You can add almost any annotation to an entry.
The most common use cases are covered in the :doc:`schema`.
The most common use cases are covered in the :doc:`apischema`.
Why does the analyse function yield instead of return?
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This is so that plugins may add new entries to the response or filter some of them.
For instance, a `context detection` plugin may add a new entry for each context in the original entry.
On the other hand, a conveersion plugin may leave out those entries that do not contain relevant information.
On the other hand, a conversion plugin may leave out those entries that do not contain relevant information.
If I'm using a classifier, where should I train it?
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.. code:: python
from senpy.plugins import ShelfMixin, SenpyPlugin
from senpy.plugins import ShelfMixin, AnalysisPlugin
class MyPlugin(ShelfMixin, SenpyPlugin):
class MyPlugin(ShelfMixin, AnalysisPlugin):
def train(self):
''' Code to train the classifier
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A corrupt shelf prevents the plugin from loading.
If you do not care about the pickle, you can force your plugin to remove the corrupted file and load anyway, set the 'force_shelf' to True in your .senpy file.
I want to implement my service as a plugin, How i can do it?
How can I turn an external service into a plugin?
This example ilustrate how to implement the Sentiment140 service as a plugin in senpy
This example ilustrate how to implement a plugin that accesses the Sentiment140 service.
.. code:: python
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yield entry
Where can I define extra parameters to be introduced in the request to my plugin?
Can my plugin require additional parameters from the user?
You can add these parameters in the definition file under the attribute "extra_params" : "{param_name}". The name of the parameter has new attributes-value pairs. The basic attributes are:
You can add extra parameters in the definition file under the attribute ``extra_params``.
It takes a dictionary, where the keys are the name of the argument/parameter, and the value has the following fields:
* aliases: the different names which can be used in the request to use the parameter.
* required: this option is a boolean and indicates if the parameters is binding in operation plugin.
* options: the different values of the paremeter.
* default: the default value of the parameter, this is useful in case the paremeter is required and you want to have a default value.
* required: if set to true, users need to provide this parameter unless a default is set.
* options: the different acceptable values of the parameter (i.e. an enum). If set, the value provided must match one of the options.
* default: the default value of the parameter, if none is provided in the request.
.. code:: python
"extra_params": {
"language": {
"aliases": ["language", "l"],
"required": true,
"options": ["es","en"],
"default": "es"
- language
- lang
- l
required: true,
- es
- en
default: es
This example shows how to introduce a parameter associated with language.
The extraction of this paremeter is used in the analyse method of the Plugin interface.
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senpy --pdb
Where can I find more code examples?
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