How to publish a Python package on conda-forge

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Here is a quick start guide for publishing a Python package on conda-forge. More information can be found in this video tutorial.

  1. Install conda-build using: conda install conda-build
  2. Create the conda recipe using: conda skeleton pypi package-name
  3. Make changes to the recipe (meta.yaml) by following this example. A few key items to change: add noarch: python under the build section; remove all packages except pip and python from the host section; specify a python version (e.g., >=3.6) for both the host and run sections; add LICENSE, doc_url, and dev_url to the about section; add your GitHub username to the recipe-maintainers section.
  4. Fork
  5. Add your package recipe to staged-recipes/recipes/package-name/meta.yaml
  6. Commit changes and push to GitHub
  7. Submit a pull request (e.g.,
  8. Wait for the recipe to pass all checks
  9. @conda-forge/help-python to let them know that your recipe is ready for review.
  10. Once your recipe is accepted, your package feedstock should become available within a few hours (e.g., geodemo-feedstock).
  11. The link to your package on conda-forage should be, such as

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