If you are building a custom DSPy optimizer, then LangWatch won’t support tracking it out of the box, but adding track to any custom optimizer is also very simple.

1. Initialize LangWatch DSPy with optimizer=None

Before the compilation step, explicitly provide None on the optimizer parameter to be able to track the steps manually:

langwatch.dspy.init(experiment="dspy-custom-optimizer-example", optimizer=None)

compiled_rag = my_awesome_optimizer.compile(RAG(), trainset=trainset)

2. Track the metric function

Either before instantiating your optimizer, or inside the compilation step, don’t forget to wrap the metric function with langwatch.dspy.track_metric so that it’s tracked:

metric = langwatch.dspy.track_metric(metric)

3. Track each step

Now at each step your optimizer progresses, call langwatch.dspy.log_step to capture the score at the current step index, optimizer info and predictors being used on this step evaluation:

            "hyperparam": 1,
    index="1", # step index

The LLM calls and examples being evaluated with be tracked automatically and logged in together with calling log_step.

Wrapping up

That’s it! You should see the steps of the optimizer in the LangWatch dashboard now.

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