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How to start using Jupyter Notebooks

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How to start using Jupyter Notebooks

Download Anaconda and Visual Studio Code

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Denver Noell
·Jan 8, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Setup
  • Getting Started
  • This is a Header

Setup

Python Installation

If Python is not installed on your computer, the Anaconda Distribution is available for installation here.

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Visual Studio Code Installation

Visual Studio Code is available for installation here.

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Python VS Code Extension

Open the extensions tab and search for

 ms-python.python

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Getting Started

File

Create a file with the .ipynb extension using the New File button.

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Kernel

Select the desired python installation using the Select Kernel button.

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Keyboard shortcuts

Edit Mode

Edit Mode allows for typing text into the current cell.

  • If in Command Mode -> Enter

    Command Mode

    Command Mode allows for the creation, movement, and transformation of cells.
  • If in edit mode -> Esc
SyntaxUsage
aAdd cell above
bAdd cell below
,kMove up one cell
,jMove up one cell
yConvert cell to code
mConvert cell to markdown

Running Code

  • If Markdown cell -> Renders
  • If Code cell -> Executes
SyntaxUsage
Ctrl+EnterRun current cell
Shift+EnterRun current cell and move to next cell

Markdown

# This is a Header
This is **bold** and *italic* text.

Will get rendered as


This is a Header

This is bold and italic text.


Python

x = 5
y = 6
x*y

Will be rendered as


30


 
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