How to Install and use Gentopia?

This post will guide you to install Gentopia, follow the easy steps to set it up.

Published on June 20, 2023 by TheDevsLot

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Please follow the instructions below to set up Gentopia and GentPool on your system. We recommend using a virtual environment.

conda create --name gentenv python=3.10
conda activate gentenv

Install Gentopia from PyPI

To install the basic framework,

pip install gentopia

Additionally, if you want to use open LLMs like llama on huggingface, together with 8-bit/4-bit quantization tricks, install with

pip install gentopia[huggingface]

NOTE: We are still in early development (gentopia v0.x.x is considered early access), you may want to frequently

pip install --upgrade gentopia

Install Gentopia from source

Alternatively, if you are a true hacker who modifies the source code frequently, we recommend installing from source.

git clone
cd Gentopia
pip install -e .

Install GentPool

We recommend using GentPool as a space to build your agent because you can easily call other public agents for interaction, and access our unique benchmark eval to test your agent.

git clone

Create a .env file under GentPool (ignored by git) and put your API Keys inside. They will be registered as environmental variables at run time.

cd GentPool
touch .env
echo "OPENAI_API_KEY=<your_openai_api_key>" >> .env
echo "WOLFRAM_ALPHA_APPID=<your_wolfram_alpha_api_key>" >> .env

… and so on if you plan to use other service keys.

Download public GentBench data

GentBench is our unique benchmark eval for agents. It tests a wide range of agent capability beyond vanilla LLMs. See here for more details.

GentBench is half-public and half-private (both will be updated and expanded). You have full access to the public data for testing, fine-tuning or so, but private benchmark will only be used to evaluate agents registered in GentPool. This prevents overfitting and gives you a sense of generalizability. To download the public benchmark, make sure you’ve installed Git-LFS and GentPool, then

cd GentPool
git lfs fetch --all
git lfs pull

Then you will see downloaded tasks under GentPool/benchmark/.