How to setup github actions to run my python script on schedule?

I have a Github repo which analyzes data of COVID-19 cases from an api which updates everyday.

I have run.py script which clones the data but I don’t know how to setup github actions to run the script daily(automaticaly) so that data gets updated daily.

And one more thing I also want to export my Analysis.ipnb as index.html daily at the same time.

I don’t have any idea how to setup github actions to achive above tasks

Github Repo 

Hi @piyushke ,

Thank you for being here! To answer your query:

  1. You need to create a workflow yaml, doc here: https://help.github.com/en/actions/configuring-and-managing-workflows/configuring-a-workflow#creating-a-workflow-file

  2. In the yaml, set ‘schedule’ event. Details here. code sample as below:

    name: py

    on:
    schedule:
    - cron: “0 0 * * *” #runs at 00:00 UTC everyday

    jobs:
    build:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

     steps:
       - name: checkout repo content
         uses: actions/checkout@v2 # checkout the repository content to github runner.
       - name: setup python
         uses: actions/setup-python@v2
         with:
           python-version: 3.8 #install the python needed
       - name: execute py script # run the run.py to get the latest data
         run: |
           python run.py
         env:
           key: ${{ secrets.key }} # if run.py requires passwords..etc, set it as secrets
       - name: export index
         .... # use crosponding script or actions to help export.
    

Thanks.