Getting Started#

Installation instructions and basic usage.



You can install dash-tools from PyPI via pip.

pip install dash-tools

Simple Usage#

Using dash-tools is similar to other popular command line clients for creating and deploying projects.


Some Windows users may need to run dashtools with .\dashtools in the following examples.

Creating a Project#

Creating a new dash project is simple. Here we choose to name it “MyApp”. Doing so will create a directory named “MyApp” in the current working directory.

dashtools init MyApp

Deploying a Project#

You can deploy any project containing a src/ file that is published to a GitHub Public repository. Run the DashTools Render GUI for a seamless experience.

You can deploy your application to with the easy to use UI. You can deploy any project containing a src/ file! Running the following command will start the dashtools gui at

dashtools gui

Running the following command will create Procfile, requirements.txt, and runtime.txt if they are not found. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the deployment to Heroku.


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dashtools heroku --deploy

Updating a Deployed Project on Heroku#

Updating a deployed project is as easy as pushing changes to the remote Heroku repository. Using the following command from the project root will update the remote ‘heroku’ repository and restart the application.

dashtools heroku --update

Running a Project#

Running the file is as simple as running the following command from the project root, or any directory above the file.

dashtools run

Dockerizing a Project#

To create a Docker image for your project, run the following command in the project root with an image name.

dashtools docker --init MyProjectImage

Learn More#

Check out the Tutorials page for more in-depth usage examples.