Installing IPython Notebook on OS X

If you do not know what is IPython Notebook, please checkout the link here – IPython is an awesome tool that allows you to combine Python codes with rich text to create meaningful & interactive contents.

Here’s a quick demonstration:

In this post, I am going to share what I did to setup IPython Notebook on my OS X. These are the commands I used. Homebrew was used to install libraries/dependencies. Pip was used to install Python packages.

If you use the same commands and everything works fine, you will have a working installation of IPython Notebook. You can launch the notebook web server using the following command:

This will launch the server and open your default web browser 🙂 Please note that the notebook will use your current directory as the root while displaying the files and directories. I created a dedicated directory inside my Google Drive to store my notebooks. So I created an alias for always starting the notebook server pointed to that directory. I put this in my .zshrc:

Now from any place, I can issue this command to run the server:

I am currently playing with both IPython and the IPython Notebook. Both are awesome 🙂

4 Comments Installing IPython Notebook on OS X

  1. goodwill

    Thanks for the post, worked for me except I had to also do a “pip install jinja2” in additional to the packages you posted.


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