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Jupyter notebooks#

You can also create content with Jupyter Notebooks, using the MyST-NB Sphinx extension.

This page demonstrates some extra functionality that works with this theme.

Markdown + notebooks#

As it is markdown, you can embed images, HTML, etc into your posts!

You an also \(add_{math}\) and

\[ math^{blocks} \]


\[\begin{split} \begin{align*} \mbox{mean} la_{tex} \\ \\ math blocks \end{align*} \end{split}\]

But make sure you $Escape $your $dollar signs $you want to keep!

Code blocks and image outputs#

Jupyter Book will also embed your code blocks and output in your book. For example, here’s some sample Matplotlib code:

Hide code cell content
from matplotlib import rcParams, cycler
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
# Fixing random state for reproducibility

N = 10
data = [np.logspace(0, 1, 100) + np.random.randn(100) + ii for ii in range(N)]
data = np.array(data).T
cmap = plt.cm.coolwarm
rcParams['axes.prop_cycle'] = cycler(color=cmap(np.linspace(0, 1, N)))

from matplotlib.lines import Line2D
custom_lines = [Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(0.), lw=4),
                Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(.5), lw=4),
                Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(1.), lw=4)]

fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(10, 5))
lines = ax.plot(data)
ax.legend(custom_lines, ['Cold', 'Medium', 'Hot']);

Note that the image above is captured and displayed.

print("this works for code cells too, if you add a `margin` tag to them")
this works for code cells too, if you add a `margin` tag to them
# You can also include enriched outputs like Math
from IPython.display import Math
Math("\sum_{i=0}^n i^2 = \frac{(n^2+n)(2n+1)}{6}")
\[\displaystyle \sum_{i=0}^n i^2 = rac{(n^2+n)(2n+1)}{6}\]

Removing content before publishing#

You can also remove some content before publishing your book to the web. For example, in ./notebooks.md, there used to be a cell below…

You can also remove only the code so that images and other output still show up.

Below we’ll only display an image. It was generated with Python code in a cell, which you can see in the original notebook.

thisvariable = "this plot *will* show up in the textbook."

fig, ax = plt.subplots()
x = np.random.randn(100)
y = np.random.randn(100)
ax.scatter(x, y, s=np.abs(x*100), c=x, cmap=plt.cm.coolwarm)
ax.text(0, .5, thisvariable, fontsize=20, transform=ax.transAxes)

And here we’ll only display a Pandas DataFrame.

import pandas as pd
df = pd.DataFrame([['hi', 'there'], ['this', 'is'], ['a', 'DataFrame']], columns=['Word A', 'Word B'])
/tmp/ipykernel_754/671471819.py:1: DeprecationWarning: 
Pyarrow will become a required dependency of pandas in the next major release of pandas (pandas 3.0),
(to allow more performant data types, such as the Arrow string type, and better interoperability with other libraries)
but was not found to be installed on your system.
If this would cause problems for you,
please provide us feedback at https://github.com/pandas-dev/pandas/issues/54466
  import pandas as pd
Word A Word B
0 hi there
1 this is
2 a DataFrame

You can even style Pandas DataFrames! See the Pandas Styling docs for more information.

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import pandas as pd

df = pd.DataFrame({'A': np.linspace(1, 10, 10)})
df = pd.concat([df, pd.DataFrame(np.random.randn(10, 4), columns=list('BCDE'))],
df.iloc[3, 3] = np.nan
df.iloc[0, 2] = np.nan

def color_negative_red(val):
    Takes a scalar and returns a string with
    the css property `'color: red'` for negative
    strings, black otherwise.
    color = 'red' if val < 0 else 'black'
    return 'color: %s' % color

def highlight_max(s):
    highlight the maximum in a Series yellow.
    is_max = s == s.max()
    return ['background-color: yellow' if v else '' for v in is_max]

    set_table_attributes('style="font-size: 10px"')
/tmp/ipykernel_754/645148677.py:27: FutureWarning: Styler.applymap has been deprecated. Use Styler.map instead.
  A B C D E
0 1.000000 1.329212 nan -0.316280 -0.990810
1 2.000000 -1.070816 -1.438713 0.564417 0.295722
2 3.000000 -1.626404 0.219565 0.678805 1.889273
3 4.000000 0.961538 0.104011 nan 0.850229
4 5.000000 1.453425 1.057737 0.165562 0.515018
5 6.000000 -1.336936 0.562861 1.392855 -0.063328
6 7.000000 0.121668 1.207603 -0.002040 1.627796
7 8.000000 0.354493 1.037528 -0.385684 0.519818
8 9.000000 1.686583 -1.325963 1.428984 -2.089354
9 10.000000 -0.129820 0.631523 -0.586538 0.290720

Testing margins before headers

Interactive outputs#

We can even do the same for interactive material. Below we’ll display a map using folium. When the notebook is converted to Markdown, the code for creating the interactive map is retained.

Note that this will only work for some packages. They need to be able to output standalone HTML/Javascript, and not depend on an underlying Python kernel to work.

import folium
m = folium.Map(
    location=[45.372, -121.6972],
    tiles='Stamen Terrain',
    attr="Placeholder attr"

    location=[45.3288, -121.6625],
    popup='Mt. Hood Meadows',
    attr="Placeholder attr"

    location=[45.3311, -121.7113],
    popup='Timberline Lodge',

    location=[45.3300, -121.6823],
    popup='Some Other Location',
    icon=folium.Icon(color='red', icon='info-sign'),
    attr="Placeholder attr"

Make this Notebook Trusted to load map: File -> Trust Notebook

Rich outputs from notebook cells#

Because notebooks have rich text outputs, you can store these in your Jupyter Book as well!

# The ! causes this to run as a shell command
!jupyter -h
usage: jupyter [-h] [--version] [--config-dir] [--data-dir] [--runtime-dir]
               [--paths] [--json] [--debug]

Jupyter: Interactive Computing

positional arguments:
  subcommand     the subcommand to launch

  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --version      show the versions of core jupyter packages and exit
  --config-dir   show Jupyter config dir
  --data-dir     show Jupyter data dir
  --runtime-dir  show Jupyter runtime dir
  --paths        show all Jupyter paths. Add --json for machine-readable
  --json         output paths as machine-readable json
  --debug        output debug information about paths

Available subcommands: execute kernel kernelspec migrate run troubleshoot

Formatting code cells#

Scrolling cell outputs#

The traditional Jupyter Notebook interface allows you to toggle output scrolling for your cells. This allows you to visualize part of a long output without it taking up the entire page.

You can trigger this behavior in Jupyter Book by adding the following tag to a cell’s metadata:

    "tags": [

For example, the following cell has a long output, but will be scrollable in the book:

for ii in range(40):
    print(f"this is output line {ii}")
this is output line 0
this is output line 1
this is output line 2
this is output line 3
this is output line 4
this is output line 5
this is output line 6
this is output line 7
this is output line 8
this is output line 9
this is output line 10
this is output line 11
this is output line 12
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this is output line 14
this is output line 15
this is output line 16
this is output line 17
this is output line 18
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this is output line 20
this is output line 21
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this is output line 23
this is output line 24
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this is output line 26
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this is output line 31
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this is output line 33
this is output line 34
this is output line 35
this is output line 36
this is output line 37
this is output line 38
this is output line 39

Scrolling cell inputs#

If your input code is long and takes up a lot of your page, you can make it scrollable as well by adding the following tag to a cell’s metadata:

    "tags": [

For example, the following cell has a long input, but will be scrollable in the book:

b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
b = "This line has no meaning"
This line has no meaning