A Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text.
- data cleaning and transformation
- numerical simulation
- statistical modeling
- data visualization
- machine learning
- and other stuff
I’ve been interested in how to set up a Jupyter Notebook on my Linode server for a while, but kept running into a roadblock (either mental or technical I’m not really sure).
Then I came across this ‘sweet’ solution to get them set up athttp://blog.lerner.co.il/five-minute-guide-setting-jupyter-notebook-server/
My main issue was what I needed to to do keep the Jupyter Notebook running once I disconnected from command line. The solution above gave me what I needed to solve that problem
nohup allows you to disconnect from the terminal but keeps the command running in the background (which is exactly what I wanted).
The next thing I wanted to do was to have the
jupyter notebook server run from a directory that wasn’t my home directory.
To do this was way easier than I thought. You just run
nohup jupyter notebook from the directory you want to run it from.
The last thing to do was to make sure that the notebook would start up with a server reboot. For that I wrote a shell script
# change to correct directory
nohup jupyter notebook &> /home/ryan/output.log
The last command is a slight modification of the line from above. I really wanted the output to get directed to a file that wasn’t in the directory that the
Jupyter notebook would be running from. Not any reason (that I know of anyway) … I just didn’t like the
nohup.out file in the working directory.
Anyway, I now have a running Jupyter Notebook at http://python.ryancheley.com:8888