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Lecture: Introduction to the Jupyter Notebook Environment

Jupyter is an open source project that provides a webapp interface for writing code and documents. Throughout this tutorial, we will be using a Jupyter Notebook environment for development.

Starting up your Jupyter Notebook Environment

Your jupyter notebook server should be already running at https://<ip>:8888. You can reach it by going to that location in a browser window. If it is not running, then you can run ~/ to get it running again.

Once you open a browser with your Jupyter environment, you should see something similar to this:

Jupyter interface

Creating a Notebook

To create a new notebook for writing code, start by clicking ‘New’ in the upper right corner. From here, you will be able to choose what type of notebook you want. For this tutorial, we will be using Python 3.

Jupyter Notebook

Once you open a notebook, you can write and run python code. To execute a line of code, press shift + Enter.

Starting a Terminal

To open a terminal for writing CLI commands, click ‘New’ in the upper right corner. After selecting ‘Terminal’, a linux terminal will open.