How To Install OpenAI Python Library

This blog post will show you how to install the OpenAI and ChatGPT Python library on Windows, macOS or a Linux machine.

The Python library gives us access to the OpenAI API library and allows us to write an application that uses modules like ChatGPT.

To use the API, we need to generate an API token. We do this by creating an OpenAI account with free $18 credit.

Create a Python Virtual Environment

If you prefer to install the API library inside a Python virtual environment, follow the steps below.

python3 -m venv venv
. venv/bin/activate

Install Python Library

To install the OpenAI Python library, you can use the pip package manager by running the following command in your command line:

pip3 install openai

To check the installed version type

pip3 freeze

In my case, the installed version is openai==0.26.0

Please also check the OpenAI API documentation

About OpenAI

OpenAI is a research company that aims to develop and promote friendly AI in a responsible way. The company was founded in 2015 by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman.

The company also releases open-source software and models, such as the GPT series of language models, to advance the field of AI. Additionally, OpenAI also works on developing and implementing policies to ensure that AI is used ethically and for the benefit of all people.

About ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art language generation model developed by OpenAI. It is based on the GPT-3 architecture.

It is a highly coherent and human-like text.
It can generate creative writing and even code. Due to its large scale, it requires significant computational resources to run. It is available for use through OpenAI’s API.

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