Remo Python documentation

Here you can find the documentation for the Remo Python library.

The library aims to integrate Remo in existing workflows of developers and data scientists. Functionalities include:

  • visualise images, annotations and model predictions
  • organise your data to feed it to a Computer Vision algorithms
  • manage annotations (e.g.rename, add, delete classes, tags, objects)
  • open remo directly in Jupyter notebooks, in the browser or in its own app

About the library

The library is distributed as a pip package remo-sdk, which is automatically installed together with Remo. Under the hood, remo-sdk calls a set of endpoints exposed by the local webapp.

The library is open source. You can checkout and contribute on our GitHub repo.

Work in progress

We are iterating quite fast on the SDK design in this phase, which means some functionalities might break from one version to the other.

Any feedback on the design or missing functionalities is welcome.

Launching remo

The library can be called doing import remo. Upon import, the SDK will automatically check if remo is running. If you installed remo in a conda environment, the library will also automatically trying to launch remo if it's not running.

Remo will open by default in its own app. To have remoo embed in Jupyter for the sessiono, you can run:

import remo

You can also change the default viewer in the config file.

Main entities

The main entities in the Python library are:

For finer control, you can use:

  • Annotation Set Class: high-level operations on annotations
  • Image Class: low-level operations on individual images
  • Annotation Class: low-level operations on individual annotation objects
  • API Class: here we call directly the Rest API endpoints. You shouldn't need to look here, except if you want to build new functionalities


To get quickly started, you can have a look at some notebook tutorials:

Tutorial What Download
Intro Notebook Quick intro to main functionalities intro_to_remo-SDK.ipynb
Upload Annotations Notebook Tutorial on uploading annotations tutorial_upload_annotations.ipynb

Other programming languages

If you are using a programming language other than Python, you can still call Remo from code

You still need a version of Remo installed, but then you could directly call the app REST API end-points - maybe taking inspiration from what we have done within the Python SDK.