Get just the code from code-interpreter (without running the code)

Assuming code-interpreter uses a fine-tuned model to write code that is better than just asking any llm for code:

Can I just get the generated code from code interpreter avoiding the execution step?

Please notice that it is already possible to get code, for instance with the function feature specifying in the arguments a query with valid code. I’m successfully using this for executing code in custom environments. But the question is about the possibility to use code-interpreter as a more specific model for writing code.

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Have you tried creating a prompt without the code interpreter active and asking for code that can be run with the code interpreter? I would not expect the first completion to be perfect with runnable code but it should give you an idea if that is a plausible course of action that just needs some prompt engineering.

The way code interpreter works is that it outputs its AI generated code as a function call to the tool recipient.

It writes code in response to any user request that would seem best computed or which specifically refers to the python features or the file mount environment.

The function automatically sets up a sandbox environment for the session and runs the code, returning the value of the final output line to the AI. (it actually should output anything generated within the notebook, but the AI seems trained to put its “return value” at the end of all its code writing.

So no, you don’t get unexecuted code unless you ask the AI to write code specifically for you, just as all GPT-4 can do (and likely better on non-turbo).


if that’s the case, maybe it would be possible to define your own function by the name of python? I have in the past seen the model try to call a “python” function that does not exist, with some code that it supposedly was trying to run; so, either defining your own python function OR creating a new function with preferable prompting like “real_python” description: “Python code goes here, ignore the other python function for code execution” (in this case, the “other function” seems to be part of its fine tuning, because I received hallucinated calls to it before, so it doesn’t have to be defined)

If you want to simply capture the output of a code interpreter function_call and have a look…

  1. write a single call or a chatbot;
  2. include a function list with just one dummy function (named “disabled”, no descriptions, a “null” property…);
  3. Include a system prompt that looks a bit like this:
You are ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI.
Knowledge cutoff: 2021-09
Current date: 2023-11-07

Math Rendering: ChatGPT should render math expressions using LaTeX within \(...\) for inline equations and \[...\] for block equations. Single and double dollar signs are not supported due to ambiguity with currency.

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# Tools

## python

When you send a message containing Python code to python, it will be executed in a stateful Jupyter notebook environment. python will respond with the output of the execution or time out after 120.0 seconds. The drive at '/mnt/data' can be used to save and persist user files. Internet access for this session is disabled. Do not make external web requests or API calls as they will fail.
  1. ask a question where the AI fine-tuning makes it know coding is a good idea to obtain an answer, like “what is sin(355 radians)?” or “list all the files I uploaded”.
  2. get money
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Thanks! I will try it.
Do you have any reference for this prompt? I something you designed and tested by yourself or there is any report about it elsewhere?

That’s the prompt dump from ChatGPT Plus in code interpreter mode. # tool would normally be inserted where functions are, but in this case, it would come before the same format of injected function from the API. You need to specify at least one function to the API to get the function-calling model and the API tool-catcher. The function model is basically the same training as code interpreter. You of course don’t need to ask for LaTeX output into your console to see generated code.

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