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OpenAI API Cookbook

By : Henry Habib
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OpenAI API Cookbook

By: Henry Habib

Overview of this book

As artificial intelligence continues to reshape industries with OpenAI at the forefront of AI research, knowing how to create innovative applications such as chatbots, virtual assistants, content generators, and productivity enhancers is a game-changer. This book takes a practical, recipe-based approach to unlocking the power of OpenAI API to build high-performance intelligent applications in diverse industries and seamlessly integrate ChatGPT in your workflows to increase productivity. You’ll begin with the OpenAI API fundamentals, covering setup, authentication, and key parameters, and quickly progress to the different elements of the OpenAI API. Once you’ve learned how to use it effectively and tweak parameters for better results, you’ll follow advanced recipes for enhancing user experience and refining outputs. The book guides your transition from development to live application deployment, setting up the API for public use and application backend. Further, you’ll discover step-by-step recipes for building knowledge-based assistants and multi-model applications tailored to your specific needs. By the end of this book, you’ll have worked through recipes involving various OpenAI API endpoints and built a variety of intelligent applications, ready to apply this experience to building AI-powered solutions of your own.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

To get the most out of this book

This book uses Python to access the OpenAI API. Familiarity with Python is recommended to get the most out of this book, but not required as all code snippets that are used will be shared.

Since the book uses APIs, some knowledge of APIs and how they work is recommended but, again, not required.

Some basic understanding of programming concepts such as functions and loops will be needed as they will not be covered in the book.

Software/hardware covered in the book

OS requirements


Windows, macOS, and Linux (any)


Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (any)


Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (any)

This book leverages the OpenAI API, which you may have to pay an additional fee for if you are not eligible for the free tier. The API is charged on a per-use basis, and as a result, any misuse or abuse of the API can unintentionally result in a large invoice from OpenAI. You should always set limits on any API accounts that you create.

This book also uses Google Cloud Platform to create and deploy cloud functions, which, like the OpenAI API, can be expensive if misused. A Google account is required to access this service.

If you are using the digital version of this book, we advise you to type the code yourself or access the code via the GitHub repository (link available in the next section). Doing so will help you avoid any potential errors related to the copying and pasting of code.

Download the example code files

You can download the example code files for this book from GitHub at If there’s an update to the code, it will be updated on the existing GitHub repository.

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