Our plan today
We’re going to go through the steps to get Jupyter Notebook installed and running from scratch Ubuntu or Debian.
What we’ll cover
- Install Python
- Create Python Virtual Environment
- Install Jupyter
- Run Jupyter Notebook
- Create Jupyter in application menu in XFCE
I’m using Ubuntu 20.04, but this will be the same steps for Ubuntu 21.10, 20.04, 18.04 and 16.04. Also should work entirely for recent versions of Debian too.
1. Install Python
First off lets make sure that Ubuntu is all up to date, by running the following:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Now we need to install python and pip with the following:
sudo apt install python3-pip python3-dev
Upgrade pip and install the package by typing:
What is pip? why do we need it?
sudo -H pip3 install --upgrade pip sudo -H pip3 install virtualenv
2. Create Python Virtual Environment
Create a directory to put our virtual environment
Create Python Virtual Environment
Here we are going into our code directory and creating a new Virtual Environment called jupyterenvironment. Go ahead and name your environment to something you want.
cd code virtualenv jupyterenvironment
Load created Virtual Environment
Now we actually need to load the virtual environment, you can do that by running source and in the bin/activate folder
3. Install Jupyter
Now we can actually install juypter using pip.
Run the following command:
pip install jupyter
pip install nbconvert
Run Jupyter Notebook
Now we can actually run jupyter notebook.
4. Output to PDF
Install pandoc & Latex to allow for PDF export
To allow us to export our reports to PDF we are going to install pandoc and Latex
sudo apt-get install pandoc sudo apt-get install texlive-xetex texlive-fonts-recommended
5. Create Jupyter in application menu for XFCE
Create script to run jupyter
Create a file called run-jupyter.sh
#!/bin/bash source /home/username/jupyterenvironment/bin/activate jupyter notebook
Create applications menu item in XFCE
Create a file in /usr/share/applications called jupyter.desktop
[Desktop Entry] Name=Jupyter Notebook Exec=/home/username/jupyterenvironment/run-jupyter.sh Type=Application Terminal=true