Code Llama: Open Foundation Models for Code

August 24, 2023


We release Code Llama, a family of large language models for code based on Llama 2 providing state-of-the-art performance among open models, infilling capabilities, support for large input contexts, and zero-shot instruction following ability for programming tasks. We provide multiple flavors to cover a wide range of applications: foundation models (Code Llama), Python specializations (Code Llama - Python), and instruction-following models (Code Llama - Instruct) with 7B, 13B and 34B parameters each. All models are trained on sequences of 16k tokens and show improvements on inputs with up to 100k tokens. 7B and 13B Code Llama and Code Llama - Instruct variants support infilling based on surrounding content. Code Llama reaches state-of-the-art performance among open models on several code benchmarks, with scores of up to 53% and 55% on HumanEval and MBPP, respectively. Notably, Code Llama - Python 7B outperforms Llama 2 70B on HumanEval and MBPP, and all our models outperform every other publicly available model on MultiPL-E. We release Code Llama under a permissive license that allows for both research and commercial use.

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Written by

Baptiste Rozière

Jonas Gehring

Fabian Gloeckle

Sten Sootla

Itai Gat

Ellen Tan

Yossef (Yossi) Adi

Jingyu Liu

Tal Remez

Jérémy Rapin

Artyom Kozhevnikov

Ivan Evtimov

Joanna Bitton

Manish Bhatt

Cristian Canton Ferrer

Aaron Grattafiori

Wenhan Xiong

Alexandre Defossez

Jade Copet

Faisal Azhar

Hugo Touvron

Gabriel Synnaeve

Louis Martin

Nicolas Usunier

Thomas Scialom


Meta AI

Research Topics

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Core Machine Learning

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