pythonPicovoice Platform — Python API

API Reference for the Python Picovoice SDK (PyPI).


picovoice.Picovoice

class Picovoice(object)

Class for the Picovoice SDK. Picovoice can be initialized using the class __init__() method. Resources should be cleaned when you are done using the delete() method.


picovoice.Picovoice.context_info

self.context_info: str

The context information of the Picovoice instance.


picovoice.Picovoice.version

self.version: str

The version string of the Picovoice library.


picovoice.Picovoice.frame_length

self.frame_length: int

The number of audio samples per frame that Picovoice accepts.


picovoice.Picovoice.sample_rate

self.sample_rate: int

The audio sample rate the Picovoice accepts.


picovoice.Picovoice.__init__()

def __init__(
self,
access_key: str,
keyword_path: str,
wake_word_callback: Callable[None, None],
context_path: str,
inference_callback: Callable[[pvrhino.Rhino.Inference], None],
porcupine_library_path: Optional[str] = None,
porcupine_model_path: Optional[str] = None,
porcupine_sensitivity: Optional[float] = 0.5,
rhino_library_path: Optional[str] = None,
rhino_model_path: Optional[str] = None,
rhino_sensitivity: Optional[float] = 0.5,
require_endpoint: Optional[bool] = True) -> Picovoice

__init__ method for Picovoice SDK.

Parameters

  • access_key str : AccessKey obtained from Picovoice Console.
  • keyword_path str : Absolute path to Porcupine keyword file (.ppn).
  • wake_word_callback Callable[None, None] : Function to be called once the wake word has been detected.
  • context_path str : Absolute path to the Rhino context file (.rhn).
  • inferenceCallback Callable[[pvrhino.Rhino.Inference], None] : Function to be called once Rhino has an inference ready.
  • porcupine_library_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to Porcupine's dynamic library. If not set it will be set to the default location.
  • porcupine_model_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to Porcupine model file (.pv). If not set it will be set to the default location.
  • porcupine_sensitivity Optional[str] : Wake word sensitivity. It should be a number within [0, 1]. A higher sensitivity results in fewer misses at the cost of increasing the false alarm rate. If not set 0.5 will be used.
  • rhino_library_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to Rhino's dynamic library. If not set it will be set to the default location.
  • rhino_model_path Optional[str] : Absolute path to the file containing model parameters. If not set it will be set to the default location.
  • sensitivity Optional[float] : Inference sensitivity. It should be a number within [0, 1]. A higher sensitivity value results in fewer misses at the cost of (potentially) increasing the erroneous inference rate.
  • requireEndpoint Optional[bool] : If set to False, Picovoice does not require an endpoint (chunk of silence) before finishing inference.

Returns

Throws


picovoice.Picovoice.delete()

def delete(self)

Releases resources acquired by Picovoice.


picovoice.Picovoice.process()

def process(self, pcm: List[int])

Processes a frame of the incoming audio stream. Invokes user-defined callbacks upon detection of wake word and completion of follow-on command inference. The number of samples per frame can be attained by calling .frame_length. The incoming audio needs to have a sample rate equal to .sample_rate and be 16-bit linearly-encoded. Picovoice operates on single-channel audio.

Parameters

  • pcm List[int] : A frame of audio samples.

Throws


picovoice.PicovoiceError

class PicovoiceError(Exception)

Error thrown if an error occurs within Picovoice engine.

Exceptions

class PicovoiceActivationError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceActivationLimitError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceActivationRefusedError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceActivationThrottledError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceIOError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceInvalidArgumentError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceInvalidStateError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceKeyError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceMemoryError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceRuntimeError(PicovoiceError)
class PicovoiceStopIterationError(PicovoiceError)

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