Quick start

Admonition from Mr. Dickens.

“What is before you is a fight with the world; and the sooner you begin it, the better.”

Off we go! Install Great Expectations:

pip install great_expectations

You can quickly try out Great Expectations using this guide: How to quickly explore Expectations in a notebook.


To unlock more of the power of Great Expectations, you’ll also need to configure a Data Context. From the root of the directory where you want to deploy Great Expectations:

great_expectations init

The CLI will guide you through all the steps to set up a basic deployment of Great Expectations.

After that, if you want to understand what just happened while running init, check out Getting started with Great Expectations – v2 (Batch Kwargs) API.