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How to open a Jupyter notebook

By Nick Barth

Updated on March 6, 2024

Opening a Jupyter notebook in Deepnote is straightforward. If you're already familiar with Jupyter notebooks but new to Deepnote, you'll find that Deepnote provides an intuitive and enhanced experience for working with your Jupyter notebooks. Before you proceed to open a notebook in Deepnote, ensure you meet the following prerequisite:

  • You have an account on Deepnote and are logged in.

If you're all set, here's a step-by-step guide to opening a Jupyter notebook in Deepnote:

Step 1: Access Deepnote

Begin by navigating to Deepnote's website. Once there, sign in to your Deepnote account using your credentials.

Step 2: Create a new project

After logging in, you will be taken to your dashboard. To open a Jupyter notebook, you need to create a project first.

  • Click on the "New Project" button, which is typically located towards the top of the dashboard or within the Projects area.
  • Give your project a relevant name and select an environment if prompted.

Step 3: Open the Jupyter notebook interface

When your Deepnote project workspace opens, it uses a similar interface to Jupyter Lab.

  • Within your project, click on the 'Notebook' tab along the left sidebar to start a new notebook.

Step 4: Upload a notebook (optional)

If you wish to upload an existing `.ipynb` Jupyter notebook file:

  • Find the 'Files' panel on the left side of the Deepnote workspace.
  • Click on the three dots or '+' sign (this may vary depending on the design updates) and select 'Upload files' from the drop-down menu.
  • Navigate to the location on your computer where your `.ipynb` file is stored, select it, and confirm the upload.

Step 5: Open an existing notebook (optional)

If you have an existing notebook in your Deepnote project or have just uploaded one and want to open it:

  • Navigate to the 'Files' panel on the left side of the workspace.
  • Locate your Jupyter notebook file (with the extension `.ipynb`) in the directory list.
  • Click on your `.ipynb` file, and it will open in a new tab in the central workspace area.

Step 6: Start working on your notebook

Now that you have a Jupyter notebook open in Deepnote, you can:

Remember to consistently save your work. Deepnote usually autosaves your changes, but you can also save manually if desired.

Troubleshooting tips

  • If your Jupyter notebook isn't opening correctly, ensure that you are not experiencing internet connectivity issues and that the Deepnote servers are operational.
  • Check if the `.ipynb` file is not corrupted or empty.
  • If you're experiencing any persistent issues, you can reach out to Deepnote's support or consult their documentation for further guidance.

With these simple steps, you should be well on your way to opening and working with Jupyter notebooks in Deepnote. Enjoy the seamless experience of managing and sharing your data science and analysis work!

Nick Barth

Product Engineer

Nick has been interested in data science ever since he recorded all his poops in spreadsheet, and found that on average, he pooped 1.41 times per day. When he isn't coding, or writing content, he spends his time enjoying various leisurely pursuits.

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