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Deploying streamlit apps for free !

Most of the machine learning enthusiasts would be familiar with this framework.

Streamlit is an open-source,free framework using which you can build data webapps in a less amount of time.And you ask me whats so special about it !? Well, it is the fact that you can develop the webapps without any frontend knowledge !!! Sounds cool ! right ?

It has a very user-friendly interface using which you can turn your data scripts into cool apps within minutes . It is all written in python and you just have type these magical words to install streamlit .

pip install streamlit

or if pip isn't working then you can try this

conda install -c conda-forge streamlit

Thats it ! You have installed streamlit. Since this post is dedicated to streamlit deploy, I am gonna restrict myself here and soon, I will make a post on streamlit for beginners.

Now that you have built an app, You can run it only on your local host. Imagine, you are sitting for interviews and you have mentioned about your project in the resume. It will be really cool to attach a working link of your project which can be run anywhere and at anytime without depending on your local host ! Wondering how you can do that !?

We have many free and paid deployment platforms like heroku, where deployment is very easy. You also have github IO where you can deploy your static webpages.

Streamlit sharing is one such platform where you can make your webapps sharable. It is a perfect choice if your project is hosted public in github.

I will list out the steps you need to follow in order to deploy your app.

  1. First, you have to request an invite from the streamlit sharing over here.

  2. I got my invite acceptance after 5 days and hopefully it will be the case for everyone.Check your mail(spam folder too) and once you are accepted, You are ready to deploy.

  3. Now, push your projects into your github repository(You need to be familiar with github !) and dont forget to add requirements.txt file same as you do for heroku.Make sure your repository is public.

4.Visit the streamlit share link here:click
Now you can see the sigin page.
Sig-in page

5.Sigin either using your email id or using your github account.I prefer github. Dashboard

  1. After you sign-in, You can see like this dashboard

7.click on new app -> From existing repo.
new app

  1. Now you will be directed to this page.page. Here my github is pasted by default. You can even paste the desired url here.

  2. After you click deploy, then you can see a screen like this.It will take some time to deploy.
    deploy

  3. If the app compiled without errors, It will be shown like this.web app. I showed the demo with a sample app available.

Try this out with the sample app to get the taste of streamlit by following these steps:

  1. Click new app -> from sample app template.
    sample

  2. You will see a message window like this.
    msg
    Click on Get Authorization and fork sample app.

3.You need to authorize to your github account. After that you can see a window similar to this.
github
Click deploy and you can see the app compiling and finally running.

Note: You can look and monitor your deployed apps from the dashboard.
Dashboard

We have come to the end.I guess this article went too long and it is really a big one for my first article here !

If you find any mistake or discrepancies do comment it and I'll rectify it straightaway. I am a learner and newbie for both technical articles as well as software world. So drop in a heart if you found this useful . Happy Reading !

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