There are still users who prefer the text-davinci-003 model, so the team should consider keeping it as a legacy model

Could the OpenAI team consider keeping the text-davinci-003 model in the completion API? I understand that all of the things that model can do can be done in chat mode, and that 97% of API usage is from the chat mode, but there are still users who prefer the text-davinci-003 model for certain use case(s). Perhaps you could keep it as a legacy model while still getting rid of all of the others like you plan to.

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Hello, you can still access the text-davinci-003 model through their API. If you want to continue using it here is a basic Python script that I created to help you access DaVinci. It would still be nice to have DaVinci as an option while using Openai’s chat system.


from cmd import PROMPT
import os
from pyexpat.errors import messages
import openai

openai.api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY"

print("Ask DaVinci a question.")
question = input()

text = openai.Completion.create(


All previous completion models will be shut down January 4, 2024.
Your script is not addressing this.

The replacement model with similar function now available is “davinci-002”.

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