Installing Jupyter

Get up and running with the Jupyter Notebook on your computer within minutes!

Prerequisite: Python

While Jupyter runs code in many programming languages, Python is a requirement (Python 3.3 or greater, or Python 2.7) for installing the Jupyter Notebook itself.

Installing Jupyter using Anaconda

We strongly recommend installing Python and Jupyter using the Anaconda Distribution, which includes Python, the Jupyter Notebook, and other commonly used packages for scientific computing and data science.

First, download Anaconda. We recommend downloading Anaconda’s latest Python 3 version.

Second, install the version of Anaconda which you downloaded, following the instructions on the download page.

Congratulations, you have installed Jupyter Notebook! To run the notebook, run the following command at the Terminal (Mac/Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows):

jupyter notebook

See Running the Notebook for more details.

Installing Jupyter with pip

As an existing or experienced Python user, you may wish to install Jupyter using Python’s package manager, pip, instead of Anaconda.

If you have Python 3 installed (which we recommended):

python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip
python3 -m pip install jupyter

If you have Python 2 installed:

python -m pip install --upgrade pip
python -m pip install jupyter

Congratulations, you have installed Jupyter Notebook! To run the notebook, run the following command at the Terminal (Mac/Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows):

jupyter notebook

See Running the Notebook for more details.