Parsing JSON stream response in nodejs

I want to parse a streamed chat completion response. The response will be a JSON array.

I’m using the new node API Library v4.0.1. The response is a JSON array, and I need to parse individual elements as they are returned. I tried using a node library for stream parsing - stream-json - but the types seem incompatible.

Has anyone been able to achieve something similar?

Is there a reason your using streaming versus just parsing the standard response after it completes?

The response I am generating is fairly big (10-15 question answers). Wanted to cut the time it takes to show something to the user.

I have written custom code to achieve it. Wanted to see if there was a way to use an existing library like stream-json

My Custom Code:

const openai = new OpenAI({
    apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY // This is also the default, can be omitted

  const stream = await{
    model: "gpt-3.5-turbo",
    stream: true,
    messages: [{ "role": "system", "content": "You are a helpful assistant." }, { role: "user", content: "Return an array of 5 JSON objects. Each object contains two keys - head and body. Values are random words.  Return only the JSON array. Do not include any additional commentary in the response." }],

  let data = ''; // To accumulate the chunks of response data

  for await (const part of stream) {
    const chunk = part.choices[0].delta.content || "";
    data += chunk // accumulate

    const endIndex = data.indexOf('}');
    if (endIndex !== -1) {
      const startIndex = data.indexOf('{');

      const jsonObject = data.slice(startIndex, endIndex + 1); // Extract the JSON object
      data = data.slice(endIndex + 1); // Remove the extracted JSON object from the accumulated data
      try {
        const parsedObject = JSON.parse(jsonObject);
        console.log(parsedObject); // Handle the parsed JSON object here

        // Make an API call
      } catch (err) {
        console.error('Error while parsing JSON:', err);

You should ask for multiple json then.

Of course a json lib won’t be able to parse a string like this:

 "key":"this message was cut off here ->

because that’s what happens then. You are trying to parse an incomplete json.

Or do it like I do. Use hundrets of parallel requests and get tiny chunks.
More expensive but also more accurate.

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