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Repository Structure

If you plan on contributing to LangChain code or documentation, it can be useful to understand the high level structure of the repository.

LangChain is organized as a monorep that contains multiple packages.

Here's the structure visualized as a tree:

├── cookbook # Tutorials and examples
├── docs # Contains content for the documentation here:
├── libs
│ ├── langchain # Main package
│ │ ├── tests/unit_tests # Unit tests (present in each package not shown for brevity)
│ │ ├── tests/integration_tests # Integration tests (present in each package not shown for brevity)
│ ├── langchain-community # Third-party integrations
│ ├── langchain-core # Base interfaces for key abstractions
│ ├── langchain-experimental # Experimental components and chains
│ ├── partners
│ ├── langchain-partner-1
│ ├── langchain-partner-2
│ ├── ...

├── templates # A collection of easily deployable reference architectures for a wide variety of tasks.

The root directory also contains the following files:

  • pyproject.toml: Dependencies for building docs and linting docs, cookbook.
  • Makefile: A file that contains shortcuts for building, linting and docs and cookbook.

There are other files in the root directory level, but their presence should be self-explanatory. Feel free to browse around!


The /docs directory contains the content for the documentation that is shown at and the associated API Reference

See the documentation guidelines to learn how to contribute to the documentation.


The /libs directory contains the code for the LangChain packages.

To learn more about how to contribute code see the following guidelines:

  • Code Learn how to develop in the LangChain codebase.
  • Integrations to learn how to contribute to third-party integrations to langchain-community or to start a new partner package.
  • Testing guidelines to learn how to write tests for the packages.

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