ubuntu ipython install tutorial

# install base python packages
sudo apt-get install python python-pip python-dev

# pip install the virtualenvwrapper
sudo pip install virtualenvwrapper

# load up the wrapper script
put source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh in your .bashrc file

# source file if you didn’t load another terminal
source ~/.bashrc

# create a new virutalenv
mkvirtualenv ipython

# install the pip packages
pip install jupyter ipython jsonschema tornado pyzmq jinja2

# start the ipython notebook server
ipython notebook –ip x

# now they recommend use whatever works for you.
jupyter notebook



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7 thoughts on “ubuntu ipython install tutorial

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Very good tutorial. I liked that you explain the reason for each step.
    I only wish youtube wasn't blocking the important stuff you were typing on the command line :)) Anyway, good work. Thanks.

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Thank you Dan, the video was very helpful. But, i am not able to import pandas in ipython notebook, even though i have installed it through pip install pandas

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Great video but I don't quite get why you don't simply install ipython and ipython-notebook via APT? And what do I need virtualenvwrapper for?

  • May 9, 2021 at 10:34 am


    Sounds like : Sue Do not Sue Doh

    Super User Do

    Not Super User Doh

    I'm not trying to be critical of all of the free help. It's greatly appreciated. Some other guy on you-tube calls Ubuntu You-Bun-Toe. It's ridiculous and is difficult to take anyone seriously if they can't pronounce the words. It really makes it hard to look credible too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fJF5UIS_hE – How to pronounce Ubuntu


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