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Jupyter Cookbook

By : Dan Toomey
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Jupyter Cookbook

By: Dan Toomey

Overview of this book

Jupyter has garnered a strong interest in the data science community of late, as it makes common data processing and analysis tasks much simpler. This book is for data science professionals who want to master various tasks related to Jupyter to create efficient, easy-to-share, scientific applications. The book starts with recipes on installing and running the Jupyter Notebook system on various platforms and configuring the various packages that can be used with it. You will then see how you can implement different programming languages and frameworks, such as Python, R, Julia, JavaScript, Scala, and Spark on your Jupyter Notebook. This book contains intuitive recipes on building interactive widgets to manipulate and visualize data in real time, sharing your code, creating a multi-user environment, and organizing your notebook. You will then get hands-on experience with Jupyter Labs, microservices, and deploying them on the web. By the end of this book, you will have taken your knowledge of Jupyter to the next level to perform all key tasks associated with it.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Adding the Python 3 engine

Jupyter was originally derived from Python with the IPython project. At that time, Python 2 was the predominant version available for use. For every installation of Jupyter, the default engine provided is Python 2. There are a number of changes involved when moving from Python 2 to Python 3, especially in the underlying libraries that you may be invoking, where parameter and usage changes have occurred.

How to do it...

We will cover the installation of the Python 3 engine and make sure it is running with a script.

Installing the Python 3 engine

Assuming you have installed the standard Jupyter package, you now have Python 2 as the only engine available at the top of the Jupyter portal screen:

To upgrade to Python 3, I used the commands:

conda create -n py3k python=3 
anaconda source activate py3k 
ipython kernelspec install-self

After this, when you start Jupyter, you will have the Python 3 engine choice.

You may prefer to have the Python 2 engine also available. This could...