DocsGPT - GPT-powered chat for documentation, chat with your documents

Created at: 2023-02-02 19:03:23
Language: Python
License: MIT

DocsGPT 🦖

Open-Source Documentation Assistant

DocsGPT is a cutting-edge open-source solution that streamlines the process of finding information in project documentation. With its integration of the powerful GPT models, developers can easily ask questions about a project and receive accurate answers.

Say goodbye to time-consuming manual searches, and let DocsGPT help you quickly find the information you need. Try it out and see how it revolutionizes your project documentation experience. Contribute to its development and be a part of the future of AI-powered assistance.

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Production Support / Help for companies:

We're eager to provide personalized assistance when deploying your DocsGPT to a live environment.

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You can find our roadmap here. Please don't hesitate to contribute or create issues, it helps us improve DocsGPT!

Our Open-Source models optimized for DocsGPT:

Name Base Model Requirements (or similar)
Docsgpt-7b-falcon Falcon-7b 1xA10G gpu
Docsgpt-14b llama-2-14b 2xA10 gpu's
Docsgpt-40b-falcon falcon-40b 8xA10G gpu's

If you don't have enough resources to run it, you can use bitsnbytes to quantize.


Group 9

Project structure

  • Application - Flask app (main application).

  • Extensions - Chrome extension.

  • Scripts - Script that creates similarity search index and stores for other libraries.

  • Frontend - Frontend uses Vite and React.


Note: Make sure you have Docker installed

On Mac OS or Linux, write:


It will install all the dependencies and allow you to download the local model or use OpenAI.

Otherwise, refer to this Guide:

  1. Download and open this repository with git clone

  2. Create a .env file in your root directory and set the env variable OPENAI_API_KEY with your OpenAI API key and VITE_API_STREAMING to true or false, depending on if you want streaming answers or not. It should look like this inside:


    See optional environment variables in the /.env-template and /application/.env_sample files.

  3. Run ./

  4. Navigate to http://localhost:5173/.

To stop, just run Ctrl + C.

Development environments

Spin up mongo and redis

For development, only two containers are used from docker-compose.yaml (by deleting all services except for Redis and Mongo). See file docker-compose-dev.yaml.


docker compose -f docker-compose-dev.yaml build
docker compose -f docker-compose-dev.yaml up -d

Run the backend

Make sure you have Python 3.10 or 3.11 installed.

  1. Export required environment variables or prepare a .env file in the /application folder:
    • Copy .env_sample and create .env with your OpenAI API token for the API_KEY and EMBEDDINGS_KEY fields.

(check out application/core/ if you want to see more config options.)

  1. (optional) Create a Python virtual environment: You can follow the Python official documentation for virtual environments .

a) On Mac OS and Linux

python -m venv venv
. venv/bin/activate

b) On Windows

python -m venv venv
  1. Change to the application/ subdir by the command cd application/ and install dependencies for the backend:
pip install -r requirements.txt
  1. Run the app using flask run --host= --port=7091.
  2. Start worker with celery -A worker -l INFO.

Start frontend

Make sure you have Node version 16 or higher.

  1. Navigate to the /frontend folder.
  2. Install required packages husky and vite (ignore if installed).
npm install husky -g
npm install vite -g
  1. Install dependencies by running npm install --include=dev.
  2. Run the app using npm run dev.


Please refer to the file for information about how to get involved. We welcome issues, questions, and pull requests.

Code Of Conduct

We as members, contributors, and leaders, pledge to make participation in our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation. Please refer to the file for more information about contributing.

Many Thanks To Our Contributors


The source code license is MIT, as described in the LICENSE file.

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