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July 21, 2023

Faster notebook startup & images in notebooks

Faster and simpler notebook initialization

We are excited to announce a significant improvement to Initialization (’Init’) notebooks - the special configuration notebooks that automatically execute each time you start your project, allowing you to set up your preferred environment effortlessly.

In our latest update, we have made the 'Init' notebooks more transparent and user-friendly. Previously operating behind the scenes, we have now given them more prominence in our UI, making it easier for you to configure and manage them.

One of the key changes is that we no longer automatically create an initialization notebook for new projects by default. This means that projects not relying on custom environments will now start up much quicker than before!

Creating an ‘Init’ notebook is a breeze. Simply navigate to your project's Environment section in the project sidebar, click on the settings icon, and then press the Create an initialization notebook button. Alternatively, you can also create a new notebook by clicking the plus button in your Notebook list and naming it 'Init'.

Once created, the 'Init' notebook will be conveniently located at the top of your Notebook list, ensuring easy access and quick configuration for your projects.

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Image blocks

Deepnote now natively supports images in the notebook editor, supercharging your storytelling capabilities. Simply drag and drop an image to the notebook, or upload it to files and hit Add as an Image block in the file right click menu. This is supported for .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .svg and .webp files.

You can also adjust the width of the image or the alignment by clicking the block actions menu on the right.

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