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How to run Jupyter notebooks automatically

By Nick Barth

Updated on March 6, 2024

An IPYNB file is a project file created by Jupyter notebook, an application which allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations, and narrative text. The ".ipynb" extension stands for the IPython Notebook. If you've received such a file or created one and now need to open it, Deepnote is a powerful and intuitive option at your disposal. Here are the steps you need to follow to open an IPYNB file using Deepnote:

Step 1: Access Deepnote

  • If you are not already a user, sign up for a new account or log in if you have an existing account.

Step 2: Create a new project

  • Once you have logged in, click on 'Create a New Project'. This will create a new workspace for your IPYNB file.

Step 3: Upload the IPYNB file

  • Inside your new project, look for an option to `Upload` files.
  • Click on the `Upload` button and select the IPYNB file from your computer.

Step 4: Open the IPYNB file

  • After the upload is complete, you'll see your IPYNB file listed in the project's files.
  • Click on the file name to open it.

Step 5: Work with the IPYNB file

  • Once opened, you can interact with the cells within the IPYNB file.
  • You can run the code cells, edit the text, and utilize Deepnote's collaborative features.

Step 6: Save and share

  • All changes you make to the notebook will be automatically saved.
  • You can share your project with others or publish your work directly from Deepnote.

Additional tips

By following these simple steps, you'll be able to open and work on IPYNB files using Deepnote with ease. Whether you are a data scientist, a student, or someone learning to code, Deepnote provides a powerful platform to work with Jupyter notebooks online.

How to automatically run Jupyter notebooks

In the world of data science and machine learning, being able to automate the execution of Jupyter no vdsew3 tebooks can save time and streamline the workflow. For Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Analysts, this can mean timely insights and more efficient data processing. This guide will walk you through how to run Jupyter notebooks automatically using Deepnote's scheduling feature.


Before we get started with the automation process, ensure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • A Deepnote account: Sign up for Deepnote if you haven't already.
  • Jupyter Notebook ready for scheduling: Make sure your notebook is complete with all the necessary code and it runs without errors.

Step-by-step automation guide

Step 1: Open your Jupyter notebook in Deepnote

Deepnote allows you to work with Jupyter notebooks in an interactive and collaborative environment. Once you are logged into your Deepnote account, open the Jupyter notebook that you want to schedule.

Step 2: Set up your environment

Check that all the necessary libraries and dependencies are installed in your Deepnote project environment. You can manage your environment by clicking on the 'Environment' settings and adding or removing packages as required.

Step 3: Schedule your notebook

Once your notebook and environment are set, it's time to use Deepnote's scheduling feature:

  1. In Deepnote, find the 'Jobs' feature in the left-hand panel.
  2. Select 'Schedule a new job'.
  3. Choose the notebook you wish to run.
  4. Set the schedule frequency (once, daily, hourly, weekly, etc.) based on when you need the notebook to run. 

It’s important that your notebook is self-contained and can run from top to bottom, without needing manual intervention.

Step 4: Configure job settings

You can specify additional settings for running the job:

  • Execution Time Limit: State the maximum runtime for your notebook.
  • Notification Settings: Opt to receive notifications about job outcomes, such as success or failure via email or other integrated apps.

Step 5: Monitor your scheduled jobs

After scheduling your notebook:

  1. You can monitor the scheduled job's status in the 'Jobs' dashboard.
  2. Deepnote will display the execution logs, making it easy to troubleshoot if any issues arise during the automated runs.

Step 6: Access outputs and integrations

All output files generated by the scheduled notebook will be saved in your Deepnote project. You can further integrate Deepnote with other tools like GitHub, Slack, or data storage services to seamlessly fit the automatic executions into your broader data workflow.


Automating Jupyter notebooks is a powerful way to handle repetitive tasks, batch processing, or regular updates to models and reports. With Deepnote's intuitive scheduling feature, the set-up is straightforward, offering a robust solution to keep your projects moving efficiently.

Always test your notebook thoroughly before scheduling to ensure that the automatic runs will be executed flawlessly. Happy automating!

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