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Mastering GPT-4 Code Prompts With Guardrails and Custom Instructions
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Mastering GPT-4 Code Prompts With Guardrails and Custom Instructions

Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Editorial Team

Author(s): John Loewen, PhD

Originally published on Towards AI.

The system prompts to minimize GPT-4 Python coding frustration
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As a Com Sci prof, I have been using GPT-4 daily for the past 8 months as part of my data visual creation workflow.

Recently I have noticed that GPT-4 is improving at how it handles data visualization requests.

However, there are still some daily frustrations that I encounter within my GPT-4 prompting workflow — specifically related to 2 issues:

GPT-4 often loses its “train of thought” from the start to end of a conversation, particularly as the responses become more complex.GPT-4 “makes up” data (and data field names) if it cannot find the actual data or field names that it needs. It calls it “placeholder” data.

To mitigate these two issues (and my overall frustration), I have a tool and a method that I am now integrating into my prompting workflow.

The Tool: I am creating GPT-4 system prompts using the Custom Instructions tool.

The Method: I am setting up my system prompts using Guardrails

Let me show you how it works.

With GPT-4 system prompts allows us to provide instructions to the LLM that it will remember for the entirety of a chat conversation.

Why is this important? We absolutely… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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