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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

Converting Notebooks to Markdown

The Markdown (files with .md extension) format is a looser version of HTML, which is another Markdown format. The README files of many software distribution packages are stored in Markdown format. 

How to do it...

Once we have a Notebook in use in Jupyter, we can select the Download Markdown menu choice. As with others, Jupyter prompts you for the location to store the file.

How it works...

The downloaded Markdown file is named with the name of your Notebook followed by the file extension .zip, as there are multiple components to the Markdown. Using the same example, my download was named In my .zip file, there were:

  • B09656_07 r iris for The Markdown file
  • output_2_0.png: The corresponding graphic

If we use an md file viewer (there are many available), we get a familiar-looking screenshot:

And the corresponding graphic is an exact match.

Looking inside of the .md file, we see a lot of HTML tags used for the table...