Create a new project

Once you have installed Kedro, you can create a new, empty project by answering a series of questions, or by using settings recorded in a configuration file.

If you want to create a Kedro project that is populated with some template or example code, you can use Kedro starters by specifying the --starter flag. Read the guide to creating new projects with Kedro Starters for more information.

Create a new project interactively

Create a new project in your current working directory:

kedro new

You will be asked to enter each of the following variables in turn. Once you have entered text for the first option (the project’s name), you will be offered a default choice for the other options:





Get Started

A human-readable name for your new project



Directory that holds your project repository



A name for the Python package name in your project (short, all-lowercase)

The output lists the directory in which to find the project.

Create a new project from a configuration file

You can create a new project from a configuration file if you prefer. The file must contain:

  • output_dir The path in which to create the project directory

  • project_name

  • repo_name

  • python_package

The output_dir can be set to wherever you want to create the project. For example, ~ for your home directory, or . for the current working directory. Here is an example config.yml, which assumes that a directory named ~/code already exists:

output_dir: ~/code
project_name: Get Started
repo_name: get-started
python_package: get_started

To create the new project:

kedro new --config config.yml

Initialise a git repository

Having created your new project, if you are using git, you may want to set up a new repository by calling:

git init