Installing & Running Jupyter Notebook

Step 1: Install Anaconda

Go to this download webpage on Anaconda’s site. Choose the correct link for your operating system, and then go through the installation process.

Step 2: Prepare a folder for notebooks

Choose or create a folder on your computer where you will store all Jupyter notebook files. Make sure you choose a place where it will be easy to find them later.

Step 3: Start up Jupyter Notebook

  • Either on Mac or PC, you should be able to open up Anaconda the way you’d open any other program on your computer. So on a Mac this would be the Applications folder, and on a PC this would be the Start menu. Then, once Anaconda opens, click the “Launch” button underneath Jupyter Notebook.
  • On a Mac, you can also open up the terminal and type jupyter notebook. This might also work on a PC but there may be a few extra steps, so we recommend going with the option above for PC.
  • Jupyter notebook should now open in a browser.
  • You should see the folder structure of your computer – navigate to the folder where you stored the files in step 2.