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As of v2.0.0, this project uses Poetry for packaging and distribution. In order to use poetry, the templates directory has been moved to ntc_templates/templates

Option 1: Install from PyPI.

$ pip install ntc-templates

Option 2: Install from a GitHub branch, such as develop as shown below.

$ pip install git+

Define Custom Templates Directory

To use a custom templates directory set the environmental variable NTC_TEMPLATES_DIR.


  1. index file needs to be defined with standard structure.
  2. Each custom template should be defined.

To manaully set variable:

export NTC_TEMPLATES_DIR=/path/to/new/location/templates

To set within your program:

import os
os.environ["NTC_TEMPLATES_DIR"] = "/path/to/new/templates/location/templates"