CodeReef client installation

You can install the CodeReef client (CodeReef SDK) on most platforms using PIP as follows:

pip install codereef

You can also install the CodeReef client using a specific Python version (for example, Python 3.6):

python3.6 -m pip install codereef

You may need to add flag "--user" to install the client in the user space:

pip install codereef --user
python3.6 -m pip install codereef --user

You should now be able to run this client using one of the following alternative commands:



python3.6 -m codereef

If the installation is successful, you will see the list of all available commands.


The CodeReef client requires minimal dependencies: Python 2.7+ or 3.x, PIP and Git.


You need to have the following packages installed (Ubuntu example):

sudo apt-get install python3 python3-pip git wget


brew install python3 python3-pip git wget


Android (Linux host)

These dependencies are needed to cross-compile for Android (tested on Ubuntu 18.04 including Docker and Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux).

 sudo apt update
 sudo apt install git wget libz-dev curl cmake
 sudo apt install gcc g++ autoconf autogen libtool
 sudo apt install android-sdk
 sudo apt install google-android-ndk-installer


We prepared several Docker images with CodeReef at CodeReef Docker hub. Select the most relevant image and run it as follows:

docker run -p 4444:4444 -it codereef/demo-obj-detection-mlperf-coco-tf-cpu-benchmark-linux-portable-workflows /bin/bash