Python Notebook

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My notes on installing, running and using Python notebooks, aka Jupyter


$ sudo pip install --upgrade pip
$ pip install jupyter


$ mkdir notebooks
$ cd notebooks/
$ jupyter notebook
[I 13:47:23.481 NotebookApp] Serving notebooks from local directory: /Users/xtof/Workspace/notebooks
[I 13:47:23.481 NotebookApp] 0 active kernels 
[I 13:47:23.481 NotebookApp] The Jupyter Notebook is running at: http://localhost:8888/?token=9784c860dc5727cbeb0a2c0e08f88dc42992fe8928cbd7ba
[I 13:47:23.482 NotebookApp] Use Control-C to stop this server and shut down all kernels (twice to skip confirmation).
[C 13:47:23.482 NotebookApp] 
    Copy/paste this URL into your browser when you connect for the first time,
    to login with a token:
[I 13:47:23.975 NotebookApp] Accepting one-time-token-authenticated connection from ::1

This opens the notebook dashboard in your browser:

Notebook Dashboard


Simple Notebook

Keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+m h or ESC h (Ctrl+m of ESC give command mode)

Command highlights:

  • a add cell above current
  • b add cell below current
  • dd delete current cell
  • m turn cell into Markdown formatted cell

Enter puts the current cell in edit mode. ESC toggles back to navigation.

shift+enter executes/renders the current cell.