Running Your Code

Oftentimes you don't start a project from scratch. Instead of that you use someones or your own old code as a baseline and develop your solution on top of it. This guide demonstrates how to take an existing code base, convert it into project, and start developing on the platform.


  1. Make sure that you have the Neuro CLI installed and logged in.

  2. Install the neuro-flow package:

pip install -U neuro-flow


As an example we'll use the GitHub repo that contains PyTorch implementations for Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis models (see Attentional Encoder Network for Targeted Sentiment Classification for more details).

First, let's clone the repo and navigate to the created folder:

git clone
cd ABSA-PyTorch

Now, we need to add a couple of files:

  • Dockerfile contains a very basic Docker image configuration. We need this file to build a custom Docker image which is based on pytorch/pytorch public images and contains this repo requirements (which are gracefully listed by the repo mainteiner in requirements.txt):

FROM pytorch/pytorch
COPY . /cfg
RUN pip install --progress-bar=off -U --no-cache-dir -r /cfg/requirements.txt
  • .neuro/live.yml contains minimal configuration allowing us to run this repo scripts right on the platform through handy short commands:

kind: live
title: Sentiment Analysis Training
id: absa
remote: storage:${{ }}
mount: /project
local: .
ref: image:${{ }}:v1.0
dockerfile: ${{ flow.workspace }}/Dockerfile
context: ${{ flow.workspace }}
image: ${{ images.pytorch.ref }}
preset: gpu-small
- ${{ volumes.project.ref_rw }}
bash: |
cd ${{ volumes.project.mount }}
python --model_name bert_spc --dataset restaurant

Here is a brief explanation of this config:

  • volumes section contains declarations of connections between your computer file system and the platform storage; here we state that we want the entire project folder to be uploaded to storage at storage:absa folder and be mounted inside jobs /project;

  • images section contains declarations of Docker images created in this project; here we declare our image which is decribed in Dockerfile above;

  • jobs section is the one where action happens; here we declare a train job which runs our training script with a couple of parameters.

Running code

Now it's time to run several command that set up the project environment and run training.

  • Fisrt, create volumes and upload project to platform storage:

neuro-flow mkvolumes
neuro-flow upload ALL
  • Then, build an image:

neuro-flow build pytorch
  • Finally, run training:

neuro-flow run train

Please run neuro-flow --help to get more information about available commands.