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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

Adding Julia scripting to your installation

We will install on Mac and Windows. There are separate steps for making Julia scripting available in your Jupyter installation.

Adding Julia scripts to Jupyter on a Mac

If you are running on a Mac, you are in luck. The Mac installation of Jupyter includes Julia 0.4.5, as can be seen in the New menu:

Adding Julia scripts to Jupyter on Windows

If you are running on a Windows machine, there are a few steps to get Julia on Jupyter. Remember, this environment was really developed for Linux.

First, we need to install Julia on your Windows machine. Navigate to the Julia download page (, download the correct version, which is Julia 0.4.5 for Windows (in my case, I used the Windows self-extracting EXE file for 32-bit machines), and run the installation with standard defaults.


You must run the Julia installation as Administrator on your machine. After downloading the file, open the Downloads folder, right-click on the Julia...