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How do I use a jupyter notebook?Objectives
Start a jupyter notebook from the terminal.
Use a jupyter notebook to run Python code.
If you plan to write code in Python or use Python-based software, you need to use some type of python interpreter. One option is to use a Jupyter notebook. A Jupyter notebook is a python interpreter that lets you combine text, code, and images all in one file. Jupyter notebook is installed automatically if you installed the full Anaconda package.
To start a Jupyter notebook, in the Terminal window, type
$ jupyter notebook
It may take a few seconds to load the page, especially if it is the first time you have ever used the Jupyter notebook, so don’t panic if nothing loads for a few seconds. Then a new window should open in your default internet browser. In the upper right hand corner, click New, then choose Python 3 from the dropdown list (shown below) and this will start a new Jupyter notebook using Python 3.
A Jupyter notebook is a python interpreter that lets you combine text, code, and images in one file.