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Hello world

Taipy Core provides the key concept of Scenario . Among other functionalities, a Scenario represents an instance of a data science problem with its datasets (modeled as Data nodes in Taipy Core) and holds the algorithms used to solve the problem. The algorithms are modeled as an execution graph (a Directed Acyclic Graph or DAG) that can be seen as a succession of functions (or Tasks) that exchange data. With Taipy Core, you can model simple or very complex algorithms.

This section aims to build a Hello world example to show how to quickly configure, create and submit a scenario. The following picture represents the scenario execution graph made of two data nodes (blue boxes) and one task (orange box).

hello world example

It first consists in one data node named input_name. It represents an input data node. Then a task named build message takes the first data node and returns a second data node named message.

Building the corresponding Taipy Core application requires three easy steps.

Configuring the application

The purpose is to configure the structure of the execution graph. It includes in particular the configuration of the data nodes, tasks, and scenarios.

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from taipy import Config


def build_message(name: str):
    return f"Hello {name}!"


name_data_node_cfg = Config.configure_data_node(id="input_name")
message_data_node_cfg = Config.configure_data_node(id="message")
build_msg_task_cfg = Config.configure_task("build_msg", build_message, name_data_node_cfg, message_data_node_cfg)
scenario_cfg = Config.configure_scenario("scenario", task_configs=[build_msg_task_cfg])

In lines 4-5, we define the function used later in the task to configure.

In lines 8 and 9, we configure the two data nodes named input_name and message.

In line 10, we configure the task named build_msg representing the function build_message(). Since the function has one parameter and returns one value, the task has one input data node input_name and one output data node message.

Finally, in line 11, we configure the execution graph of the scenario providing the previously configured task.

Running Core service

Running Taipy Core as a service allows Taipy to set up all necessary variables to use Core functionalities.

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from taipy import Core

if __name__ == "__main__":
    Core().run()

Line 3 is a standard boilerplate code that ensures the code is executed only from the main module. It protects users from accidentally invoking the script when they didn't intend to. We strongly recommend using it.

In line 4, we simply instantiate and run a Core service.

Creating Scenarios and accessing data

Now you can create and manage Scenarios, submit the graph of Tasks for execution, and access the data nodes.

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import taipy as tp

zinedine_scenario = tp.create_scenario(scenario_cfg)
zinedine_scenario.input_name.write("Zinedine")
zinedine_scenario.submit()
print(zinedine_scenario.message.read())

kylian_scenario = tp.create_scenario(scenario_cfg)
kylian_scenario.input_name.write("Kylian Mbappe")
kylian_scenario.submit()
print(kylian_scenario.message.read())

In line 3, method tp.create_scenario() instantiates the new scenario zinedine_scenario from the scenario configuration built before.

In line 4, we get the input data node input_name of the zinedine_scenario and set its data with the string value "Zinedine" using the method write().

In line 5, the zinedine_scenario is submitted for an execution. This triggers the creation and execution of a job. This job reads the input data node, passes the value to the function build_message() and writes the result in the output data node.

Line 6 reads and prints the output data node message that has been written by the execution of the scenario zinedine_scenario.

In line 8, we use the same scenario configuration to instantiate a second scenario: kylian_scenario. Similarly, in lines 9-11, we write some value in its input data node, submit it and print the result written in its output data node.

Here is the complete python code corresponding to the example: basic_example.py

And here is the expected output.

[2023-02-08 20:19:35,062][Taipy][INFO] job JOB_build_msg_9e5a5c28-6c3e-4b59-831d-fcc8b43f882e is completed.
Hello Zinedine!
[2023-02-08 20:19:35,395][Taipy][INFO] job JOB_build_msg_684b8a3e-8e5a-406d-8790-009565ed57be is completed.
Hello Kylian Mbappe!

Note

This third step consists in calling the various Core APIs to access, manage and submit the Taipy entities. Typically it is implemented in Python functions that are called by a graphical interface built with Taipy GUI.

For example, the tp.create_scenario() or the tp.submit() methods are called when clicking respectively on a "create scenario" or "submit scenario" buttons. When displaying a data node in a graphical component (chart, table, etc. ) the read() and write() method are called to edit and retrieve the data.

Note

Please refer to the Scenario management tutorial for a more realistic use case.