Installing Jupyter Notebook on macOS

July 26, 2016

I'm using the Anaconda distribution to install Jupyter Notebook.

2016 07 26

Step 1: Download Anaconda

First, visit the Anaconda website to download the installer:

Step 2: Install Anaconda

Run the downloaded installer and follow the graphical prompts to install Anaconda.

Step 3: Attempt to Run Jupyter Notebook

After installation, try running Jupyter Notebook by executing:

jupyter notebook

You may encounter the following error:

> zsh: command not found: jupyter

This happens because the conda command is also not found:

> zsh: command not found: conda

Step 4: Update Shell Configuration

To resolve this issue, open your .zshrc file with your preferred text editor:

vim ~/.zshrc

Add the following line at the bottom of the file:

export PATH="$HOME/anaconda3/bin:$PATH"

Step 5: Restart Shell and Run Jupyter Notebook

Save the file and restart your shell. Try running Jupyter Notebook again. It should now be accessible at http://localhost:8888/.

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