Jupyter, or officially Project Jupyter, is an open-source project aimed to support interactive data science and scientific computing across all programming languages.
In this post I’ll go through my favorite setup for Jupyter using VS Code and go through a few examples in F# and Python.
Invoke-Expression (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://get.scoop.sh')
scoop install git
Install GitHub CLI
scoop install gh
scoop install pyenv
Install .NET SDK
scoop install dotnet-sdk
Install VS Code
scoop install vscode
Create a Repository
Storing notebooks in GitHub is a great way to keep track of your work and share your work with others. GitHub can render the notebooks and markdown which makes it easy to browse and view notebooks from anywhere.
cd /repos/github/<GitHub username> git init notebooks cd notebooks gh repo create
Follow the prompts to finish creating the repo.
Create a Python Virtual Environment
This will be the Python environment we will use to connect to the Jupyter server. We can install any python packages we plan to use (e.g., pandas) in this environment.
pyenv install 3.8.2pyenv rehash
rehash just updates your PATH
Specify the Python version for your project.
pyenv local 3.8.2
This creates a .python-version file.
Create a virtual environment.
python -m venv --prompt notebooks .venv
This will create a directory .venv with the virtual environment.
Activate your virtual environment.
python -m pip install --upgrade pip
pip install jupyter
Open VS Code
Create a new file called
Ctrl-Shift-Pand start typing
select kernel. Choose Notebook: Select Notebook Kernel
Select the Kernel for the Python environment which you created above.
Write some Python code and type
Ctrl-Enterto run it.
First install the .NET Interactive Notebooks extension.
Create a new notebook called
Select the .NET Interactive kernel.
Write some F# code and type
Ctrl-Enterto run it.
Save your notebooks and then click the Git extension and stage your changes.
Add a message describing your changes and then commit.
Lastly, push your changes to GitHub.
In this post I went through my favorite Jupyter setup and how you could write both Python and F# using VS Code. I also went through how you can store your notebooks in GitHub so you can easily share with others. To see the the finished product check out my repo https://github.com/ameier38/notebooks.