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January 29, 2024

Custom model prices (Langfuse v2.0)

Picture Marc KlingenMarc Klingen

The new major version allows to track usage and costs for many more models and for the first time also allows to add custom models and prices.

Usage and cost tracking of LLM completions is a core feature of Langfuse Tracing. Since the initial release of Langfuse, tons of new models were released and many users rely on fine-tuning for their applications. Until now, only a fixed list of models was supported natively by Langfuse with no way to extend/override cost or token usage.

In this major release, we have reworked the pricing and usage tracking for the entire model to achieve the following:

  1. Quickly support newly emerging models.
  2. Track changes in model prices.
  3. Add custom models/prices at the project level.
  4. Override token usage and USD cost through the API when ingesting traces.

How it works

Model definition

If the model of a generation is known, Langfuse will try to use the right tokenizer and price information to derive usage and cost for you.

See docs for a detailed explanation of how model definitions work and how you can add your own.



However, you can optionally also ingest both data points yourself:

  input=[{role: "system", text:"You are a helpful assistant."},
         {role: "user", text:"What is the weather like today?"}],
  output="The weather is sunny today.",
    # Optional: token/character usage, see docs for details
    input: 100,
    output: 20,
    # Optional: cost, see docs for details
    input_cost: 0.047,
    output_cost: 0.0094,

API and UI

We updated the API and UI to include usage and cost on most endpoints. Let us know on GitHub if you are still missing this information on any endpoint you use.

Upgrade path

Langfuse Cloud: No action is required.

If you self-host Langfuse, new model/price definitions are applied to all newly ingested traces. You need to run a migration script to apply them to your existing data in Langfuse.

More details

Check out the full documentation for more details on how to use this feature.

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