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Learning Jupyter

By : Dan Toomey
Book Image

Learning Jupyter

By: Dan Toomey

Overview of this book

Jupyter Notebook is a web-based environment that enables interactive computing in notebook documents. It allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and explanatory text. The Jupyter Notebook system is extensively used in domains such as data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, machine learning, and much more. This book starts with a detailed overview of the Jupyter Notebook system and its installation in different environments. Next we’ll help you will learn to integrate Jupyter system with different programming languages such as R, Python, JavaScript, and Julia and explore the various versions and packages that are compatible with the Notebook system. Moving ahead, you master interactive widgets, namespaces, and working with Jupyter in a multiuser mode. Towards the end, you will use Jupyter with a big data set and will apply all the functionalities learned throughout the book.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Jupyter
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Basic Python in Jupyter

In this chapter, we will be using Python scripts in a Jupyter Notebook. Jupyter does not interact with your scripts as much as it executes your script and records results. I think this is how Jupyter Notebooks have been extended to use other languages besides Python-the notebook just takes a script, runs it against a language engine, and records the output from the engine-all the while not really knowing what kind of script is being executed.

Similarly, I have not noticed any particular limitations when using Python in Jupyter. Some of the scripts I have run have taken a lot of time to run, used a lot of memory, opened new windows, and so on, all without failing. There are known issues running Python scripts that contain a __main__ execution loop and multithreaded applications.

We must open a Python section to our notebook to use Python coding. So, start your notebook, then, in the upper-right menu, select Python 2.


I installed Jupyter in the Spring of 2016 on a...