How to Install Jupyter on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS
Jupyter Notebook is an open source, interactive web app that you can use to create documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. Jupyter Notebook supports more than 40 programming languages. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install Jupyter on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.
First of all, log in to your Ubuntu 16.04 VPS via SSH as user root:
and start a new screen session
screen -U -S jupyter
Install Python and Pip
Make sure your OS package list and the OS packages are up to date by running the following commands:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Install Python, Python Pip and Python Development:
apt-get -y install python2.7 apt-get -y install python-pip apt-get -y install python-dev
To verify that you have python installed, run:
and you should see something like the following:
To check if pip is installed on your server, you can run the following command:
If pip is installed, you should see something like the following:
pip 8.1.1 from /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages (python 2.7)
The output of this command may be different depending on the version of pip you are using.
Install IPython and Jupyter Notebook
To install IPython, run the following command:
apt-get -y install ipython ipython-notebook
To install Jupyter Notebook, run the following command:
pip install jupyter
You may get the following error when trying to install Jupyter, depending on what version of pip is currently in the Ubuntu apt-get repository
You are using pip version 8.1.1, however version 9.0.1 is available. You should consider upgrading via the 'pip install --upgrade pip' command.
To upgrade pip to the latest version available, you can run the following command:
pip install --upgrade pip
Once you have the latest version of pip, try to install Jupyter again by running the command:
pip install jupyter
Run Jupyter Notebook
You are done! Now you can run the Jupyter Notebook. To actually start (run) it, enter the following command:
The Notebook server listens on localhost by default. If you want it to be visible to all machines on your LAN, simply instruct it to listen on all interfaces:
jupyter notebook --ip='*'
Press ‘Q’ to ignore this error.
To access the Jupyter Notebook, navigate your web browser to http://127.0.0.1:8888. By default, the notebook server starts on port 8888. You may also specify a port manually.
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