Problems with build.gradle file when trying to integrate chaquopy into Android Studio Jellyfish


I am trying to integrate chaquopy into Android Studio Jellyfish to allow for the use of Python but there are problems with the module-level build.gradle.kts file and I get these errors when I sync the gradle files:

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This is my top-level build.gradle.kts file:

plugins {
        id("com.chaquo.python") version "15.0.1" apply false

This is my module-level build.gradle.kts file:

plugins {

android {
    namespace = "com.example.pythontestwithjava"
    compileSdk = 34

    flavorDimensions += "pyVersion"
    productFlavors {
        create("py310") { dimension = "pyVersion" }
        create("py311") { dimension = "pyVersion" }

    defaultConfig {
        applicationId = "com.example.pythontestwithjava"
        minSdk = 24
        targetSdk = 34
        versionCode = 1
        versionName = "1.0"

        testInstrumentationRunner = "androidx.test.runner.AndroidJUnitRunner"

        ndk {
            // On Apple silicon, you can omit x86_64.
            abiFilters += listOf("arm64-v8a", "x86_64")

        python {
            version "3.11"
            pip {
                // A requirement specifier, with or without a version number:
                install "scipy"
                install "requests==2.24.0"

                // An sdist or wheel filename, relative to the project directory:
               // install "MyPackage-1.2.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl"

                // A directory containing a, relative to the project
                // directory (must contain at least one slash):
             //   install "./MyPackage"

                // "-r"` followed by a requirements filename, relative to the
                // project directory:
            //    install "-r", "requirements.txt"

    buildTypes {
        release {
            isMinifyEnabled = false
    compileOptions {
        sourceCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
        targetCompatibility = JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    buildFeatures {
        viewBinding = true


chaquopy {
    defaultConfig { }
    productFlavors { }
    sourceSets { }

    productFlavors {
        getByName("py310") { version = "3.10" }
        getByName("py311") { version = "3.11" }

dependencies {


My specific errors (highlighted red in Android Studio) in the module-level build.gradle.kts file are:

undefined reference: python
undefined reference: pip
undefined reference: install

Please let me know how I can fix these errors. TIA.

Asked By: user3063547



The python DSL inside the android block doesn’t have full IDE support, so that’s why it will be highlighted in red. But it should still work anyway when you build your app. I’m not sure if the error at the top of your question is related.

The top-level chaquopy block has better IDE integration, so that is now recommended instead.

Answered By: mhsmith
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