Compliance Documentation

Compliance Documentation is a premium add-on product to DataRobot. It allows users to automatically generate and download documentation to assist with deploying models in highly regulated industries.

Generate and Download

Using the ComplianceDocumentation class, users can generate and download documentation as a DOCX.

import datarobot as dr
project = dr.Project.get('5c881d7b79bffe6efc2e16f8')
model = project.get_models()[0]

# Using the default template
doc = dr.ComplianceDocumentation(,
# Start a job to generate documentation
job = doc.generate()
# Once the job is complete, download as a DOCX

If no template_id is specified, DataRobot will generate compliance documentation using a default template. To create a custom template, see below:

Compliance Documentation Template

Using the ComplianceDocTemplate class, users can define their own templates to make generated documents match their organization guidelines and requirements.

Templates are created from a list of sections, which are structured as follows:
  • contentId : The identifier of the content in this section
  • sections : A list of sub-section dicts nested under the parent section
  • title : The title of the section
  • type : The type of section - must be one of datarobot, user, or table_of_contents
Sections of type user are for custom content and include the ability to use two additional fields:
  • regularText : regular text of the section, optionally separated by n to split paragraphs.
  • highlightedText : highlighted text of the section, optionally separated by n to split paragraphs.

Within the above fields, users can embed DataRobot generated content using tags. Each tag looks like {{ keyword }} and on generation will be replaced with corresponding content. Below you can find a table of currently supported tags:

Tag Type Content Web Application UI Analog
{{ blueprint_diagram }} Image Graphical representation of the modeling pipeline. Leaderboard >> Model >> Describe >> Blueprint
{{ alternative_models }} Table Comparison of the model with alternatives built in the same project. Also known as challenger models. Leaderboard
{{ model_features }} Table Description of the model features and corresponding EDA statistics. Data >> Project Data
{{ missing_values }} Table Description of the missing values and their processing in the model. Leaderboard >> Model >> Describe >> Missing Values
{{ partitioning }} Image Graphical representation of the data partitioning. Data >> Show Advanced Options >> Partitioning (only available before project start)
{{ model_scores }} Table Metric scores of the model on different data sources Leaderboard >> Model
{{ lift_chart }} Image Lift chart. Leaderboard >> Model >> Evaluate >> Lift Chart
{{ feature_impact }} Image Feature Impact chart. Leaderboard >> Model >> Understand >> Feature Impact
{{ feature_impact_table }} Table Table representation of Feature Impact data. Leaderboard >> Model >> Understand >> Feature Impact >> Export
{{ feature_effects }} List of images Feature Effects charts for the top 3 features. Leaderboard >> Model >> Understand >> Feature Effects
{{ accuracy_over_time }} Image Accuracy over time chart. Available only for datetime partitioned projects. Leaderboard >> Model >> Evaluate >> Accuracy Over Time
{{ cv_scores }} Table Project metric scores for each fold. Available only for projects with cross validation. Currently unavailable in the UI
{{ roc_curve }} Image ROC Curve. Available only for binary classification projects. Leaderboard >> Model >> Evaluate >> ROC Curve
{{ confusion_matrix_summary }} Table Confusion matrix summary for the threshold with maximal F1 score value (default suggestion in UI). Available only for binary classification projects. Leaderboard >> Model >> Evaluate >> ROC Curve
{{ prediction_distribution }} Image Prediction distribution. Available only for binary classification projects. Leaderboard >> Model >> Evaluate >> ROC Curve

Creating a Custom Template

A common workflow includes retrieving the default template and using it as a base to extend and customize.

import datarobot as dr
default_template = dr.ComplianceDocTemplate.get_default()
# Download the template and edit sections on your local machine
# Create a new template from your local file
my_template = dr.ComplianceDocTemplate.create_from_json_file(name='my_template', path='path/of/file')

Alternatively, custom templates can also be created from scratch.

sections = [{
            'title': 'Missing Values Report',
            'highlighted_text': 'NOTICE',
            'regular_text': 'This dataset had a lot of Missing Values. See the chart below: {{missing_values}}',
            'type': 'user'
            'title': 'Blueprints',
            'regular_text': '{{blueprint_diagram}} /n Blueprint for this model'
            'type': 'user'
template = dr.ComplianceDocTemplate.create(name='Example', sections=sections)

# Specify the template_id to generate documentation using a custom template
doc = dr.ComplianceDocumentation(,,
job = doc.generate().wait_for_completion()'/path/to/save')