Data Science, Jupyter Notebook, JupyterLab

JupyterLab – Exciting Improvement on Jupyter Notebooks

At SciPy 2016, Brian Granger and Jason Grout presented JupyterLab, now in a pre-alpha release.  This was the most exciting and monumental news of the conference for me.  A blog post about JupyterLab from Fernando Perez can be viewed here, the link to the YouTube video of the presentation is available here, while the video is presented below.

The blog post discusses some of today’s “Jupyter Notebook” functionality, most of which I have not used.  This includes the Notebooks, “a file manager, a text editor, a terminal emulator, a monitor for running Jupyter processes, an IPython cluster manager, and a pager to display help”.   The new functionality allows you to “arrange a notebook next to a graphical console, atop a terminal that is monitoring the system, while keeping the file manager on the left”.  Users of RStudio will be happy to see this.  (I am wondering if they are going to create a Package Manager like RStudio?).

Here are a few screenshots of what it looks like.

 

You can download this now, and help “test and refine the system”.  Instructions to do this are here.

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