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Hands-On Data Analysis with NumPy and pandas by Curtis Miller

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Exploring Jupyter Notebooks

In this section, we will be exploring Jupyter Notebooks, the primary tool with which we will do data analysis with Python. We will see what Jupyter Notebooks are, and we will also talk about Markdown, which is what we use to create formatted text in Jupyter Notebooks. In a Jupyter Notebook, there are two types of blocks. There are blocks of Python code that are executable, and then there are formatted, human-readable text blocks.

Users execute the Python code blocks, and the results are inserted directly into the document. Code blocks can be rerun in any order without necessarily affecting later blocks, unless they are also run. Since a Jupyter Notebook is based on IPython, there's some additional functionality, ...

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