Project Jupyter Documentation#

Welcome to the Project Jupyter documentation site. Jupyter is a large umbrella project that covers many different software offerings and tools, including the popular Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab web-based notebook authoring and editing applications. The Jupyter project and its subprojects all center around providing tools (and standards) for interactive computing with computational notebooks.

What is a Notebook?#


Pictured: A computational notebook document, shown inside JupyterLab

📘 Note: Read What is Jupyter? for a detailed look at Jupyter and notebooks.

A notebook is a shareable document that combines computer code, plain language descriptions, data, rich visualizations like 3D models, charts, graphs and figures, and interactive controls. A notebook, along with an editor (like JupyterLab), provides a fast interactive environment for prototyping and explaining code, exploring and visualizing data, and sharing ideas with others.

Where do I start?#

Most people begin with Jupyter by installing an editing application that fits their preferences, like JupyterLab or Jupyter Notebook, and making their first notebook document:

  • Jupyter Notebook offers a simplified, lightweight notebook authoring experience

  • JupyterLab offers a feature-rich, tabbed multi-notebook editing environment with additional tools like a customizable interface layout and system console

  • And more… read about additional notebook interfaces here!

You can also develop your own extensions or applications on top of existing Jupyter software. Check out the subproject sites below for more information.

More information#

These are a few high-level topics to help you learn more about the Jupyter community and ecosystem.

Get started with Jupyter Notebook

Try the notebook


Sustainability and growth


What is Jupyter?

Contributor Guides

How to contribute to the projects

Narratives and Use Cases

Narratives of common deployment scenarios

Release Notes

New features, upgrades, deprecation notes, and bug fixes


An interactive Python kernel and REPL



Installation, Configuration, and Usage

Documentation for users


Documentation for advanced use-cases

Sub-project documentation#

Individual sub-projects are typically organized around a key feature of the Jupyter ecosystem, and have their own community, documentation and governance. Below is a list of documentation for major parts of the Jupyter ecosystem.

Working with Notebooks

Architecture and Specification

Table of Contents#

The rest of the documentation on this site covers major use-cases of the Jupyter ecosystem, as well as topics that will help you navigate the various parts of the Jupyter community. For more in-depth documentation about a specific tool, we recommend checking out that tool’s documentation (see the list above).




Jupyter website

Keep up to date on Jupyter

IPython website

Learn more about IPython

Jupyter Discourse forum

Start here for help and support questions

Jupyter Accessibility

Accessibility sub-project documentation

Jupyter mailing list

General discussion of Jupyter’s use

Jupyter in Education group

Discussion of Jupyter’s use in education


Promotes world-class, innovative, open source scientific software

Donate to Project Jupyter

Please contribute to open science collaboration and sustainability

Indices and tables#