15 Second Quick-Start

This quick-start will guide you through packaging your python app with Streamlit and deploying it to Health Universe, the open-source health research cloud for ML/AI.


  • An idea for a health application you'd like to create

  • Light familiarity with Streamlit

  • A GitHub account and a Health Universe account

Step 1: Create a GitHub repository

  1. Create a new (public) repository on GitHub to host your project.

  2. Clone the repository to your local machine:

    git clone https://github.com/<your_account>/<your_repo_name>.git

  3. Change to your project directory:cd <your_repo>

  4. Create a virtual environment using: python -m venv .env

  5. Activate your virtual environment with:

    source .env/bin/activate

  6. Upgrade pip to make sure things go smoothly: python -m pip install --upgrade pip

  7. Install the streamlit library with: pip install streamlit

Step 2: Create your python app

In your local repository, create the following files:

  • main.py: This file should contain your Python model.

  • requirements.txt: This file will list your project dependencies.

Next, learn a little bit about how Streamlit works.


import streamlit as st

st.title("Welcome to Health Universe!")
st.write("This is a sample application.")

alarm_clock = st.slider('hour', 0, 23, 17) # min: 0h, max: 23h, default: 17h
st.header(alarm_clock) # print in large text


# Include any other libraries required by your app.

Test out your app by running it locally:

Run your app locally using: streamlit run main.py

Step 3: Deploy to Health Universe

  1. Push your local repo to GitHub.

  2. Log in or create a Health Universe account if you haven't already.

  3. Go to https://healthuniverse.com and navigate to "Apps."

  4. Click "Add App" to create a new app.

  5. Fill out the following fields:

    • App Name: Name of your app

    • Description: A brief description of your app

    • Github Account: Your GitHub username

    • Github Repo: The exact name of your GitHub repository

    • Main File: The name of your python file (usually main.py)

  6. Click "Add App" to deploy your app. This process may take a few minutes.

Once you've completed these steps, your app will be published on Health Universe!


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