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README for cardano-clusterlib

Python wrapper for cardano-cli for working with cardano cluster.


# create and activate virtual env
$ python3 -m venv .env
$ . .env/bin/activate
# install it from PyPI
$ pip install cardano-clusterlib
# - OR - install it in develop mode together with dev requirements
$ make install


Needs working cardano-cli (the command is available on PATH, cardano-node is running, CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH is set). In state_dir it expects “shelley/genesis.json”.

from cardano_clusterlib import clusterlib

# instantiate `ClusterLib`
cluster = clusterlib.ClusterLib(state_dir="path/to/cluster/state_dir")

# specify where to send funds and amounts to send
destinations = [clusterlib.TxOut(address=dst_address, amount=amount_lovelace)]

# provide keys needed for signing the transaction
tx_files = clusterlib.TxFiles(signing_key_files=[src_skey_file])

# build, sign and submit the transaction
tx_raw_output = cluster.send_funds(

# wait for two new blocks to make sure the transaction is on the ledger

# check that the funds were received

See cardano-node-tests for more examples, e.g. minting new tokens.

Source Documentation


Install this package and its dependencies as described above.

Run pre-commit install to set up the git hook scripts that will check you changes before every commit. Alternatively run make lint manually before pushing your changes.

Follow the Google Python Style Guide, with the exception that formatting is handled automatically by Black (through pre-commit command).