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Learning Jupyter by Dan Toomey

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Jupyter

Jupyter is a tool that allows data scientists to record their complete analysis process, much in the same way other scientists use a lab notebook to record tests, progress, results, and conclusions.

The Jupyter product was originally developed as part of the IPython project. The IPython project was used to provide interactive online access to Python. Over time it became useful to interact with other data analysis tools, such as R, in the same manner. With this split from Python, the tool grew into its current manifestation of Jupyter. IPython is still an active tool that's available for use. The name Jupyter itself is derived from the combination of Julia, Python, and R.

Jupyter is available as a web application ...

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