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Read and write ML models in GGUF for GGML

author GGML
author_email ggml@ggml.ai
  • License :: OSI Approved :: MIT License
  • Operating System :: OS Independent
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3.8
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3.9
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3.10
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3.11
  • Programming Language :: Python :: 3.12
description_content_type text/markdown
keywords ggml,gguf,llama.cpp
  • Repository, https://github.com/ggerganov/llama.cpp
  • numpy (>=1.17)
requires_python >=3.8
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This is a Python package for writing binary files in the GGUF (GGML Universal File) format.

See convert-llama-hf-to-gguf.py as an example for its usage.


pip install gguf

API Examples/Simple Tools

examples/writer.py — Generates example.gguf in the current directory to demonstrate generating a GGUF file. Note that this file cannot be used as a model.

scripts/gguf-dump.py — Dumps a GGUF file's metadata to the console.

scripts/gguf-set-metadata.py — Allows changing simple metadata values in a GGUF file by key.

scripts/gguf-convert-endian.py — Allows converting the endianness of GGUF files.


Maintainers who participate in development of this package are advised to install it in editable mode:

cd /path/to/llama.cpp/gguf-py

pip install --editable .

Note: This may require to upgrade your Pip installation, with a message saying that editable installation currently requires setup.py. In this case, upgrade Pip to the latest:

pip install --upgrade pip

Automatic publishing with CI

There's a GitHub workflow to make a release automatically upon creation of tags in a specified format.

  1. Bump the version in pyproject.toml.
  2. Create a tag named gguf-vx.x.x where x.x.x is the semantic version number.
git tag -a gguf-v1.0.0 -m "Version 1.0 release"
  1. Push the tags.
git push origin --tags

Manual publishing

If you want to publish the package manually for any reason, you need to have twine and build installed:

pip install build twine

Then, follow these steps to release a new version:

  1. Bump the version in pyproject.toml.
  2. Build the package:
python -m build
  1. Upload the generated distribution archives:
python -m twine upload dist/*