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Introduction to jupyter notebooks

By David Li on Fri, 7 Feburary 2024

Introducing Jupyter Notebooks: A Powerful Tool for Data Science and More

Jupyter notebooks have become an invaluable tool for data scientists, allowing them to work with large datasets and create powerful visualizations. But what exactly are they? In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics of Jupyter notebooks and how you can use them to take your data science projects to the next level.

A Jupyter notebook is a web-based application that allows users to create documents containing live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. It enables interactive computing in multiple programming languages such as Python, R, Julia or Scala through a browser-based interface. This makes it easy for anyone—from novice coders just starting out with their first project all the way up through experienced developers looking to add more advanced features—to write code quickly without having any prior knowledge of coding or software development tools like IDEs (Integrated Development Environments).

The main advantage of using a notebook is that it provides an interactive environment where you can combine code execution with rich media output including HTML elements such as tables or images; Markdown formatting; LaTeX equations; widgets like sliders or buttons; animations etc., all within one document which can be shared easily online between different people working on collaborative projects. Additionally they provide useful features like auto completion when typing commands into cells so users don’t have remember every single command line by heart!

To get started using these amazing tools simply download Anaconda from Continuum Analytics which comes preloaded with many popular scientific packages including Pandas (for manipulating tabular data), SciPy (for numerical analysis) , NumPy (for linear algebra operations) , Matplotlib/Seaborn/Bokeh(visualization libraries )and IPython Kernel(interactive python shell ). After installation open up Anaconda Navigator then click “Launch” under “Jupiter Lab” icon at top left corner . You should now see blank page ready awaiting your input! From here you will be able type in commands interactively while seeing results right away making debugging much easier than traditional methods used before its advent .

With so many powerful features available at our fingertips there really isn’t any excuse not give this incredible technology try today! Whether its analyzing complex datasets creating stunning visuals exploring new algorithms all these tasks become much simpler when done inside Jupiter Notebook.

Calculating the sum of two numbers

In this example, we will write a simple Python code to calculate the sum of two numbers.

First, we’ll define the two numbers:

a = 3
b = 5

c = a + b
print("The sum of", a, "and", b, "is", c)

The output of the code will be:

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. It is a popular tool for data analysis and scientific computing. Here’s an example of a simple Jupyter Notebook:

Calculating the sum of two numbers

In this example, we will write a simple Python code to calculate the sum of two numbers.

First, we’ll define the two numbers:

a = 3
b = 5

Next, we’ll calculate the sum of a and b:

c = a + b
print("The sum of", a, "and", b, "is", c)

The output of the code will be:

The sum of 3 and 5 is 8

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