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Rendering of live Jupyter notebooks with interactive widgets.


Voila serves live Jupyter notebook including Jupyter interactive widgets.

Unlike the usual HTML-converted notebooks, each user connecting to the Voila tornado application gets a dedicated Jupyter kernel which can execute the callbacks to changes in Jupyter interactive widgets.

  • By default, voila disallows execute requests from the front-end, disabling the ability to execute arbitrary code.
  • By defaults, voila runs with the strip_source option, which strips out the input cells from the rendered notebook.

When using these default settings, the code powering the Jupyter notebook is never sent to the front-end.


Voila can be installed with the conda package manager

conda install -c conda-forge voila

or from pypi

pip install voila


As a standalone tornado application

To render the bqplot example notebook as a standalone app, run

voila bqplot.ipynb

To server a directory of jupyter notebooks, just run voila with no argument.

As a server extension to notebook or jupyter_server

Voila can also be used as a notebook server extension, both with the notebook server or with jupyter_server.

When running the notebook server, the voila app is accessible from the base url suffixed with voila.


The following screencast shows the voila-rendered version of notebook reproducing the "wealth of nation" data visualization with bqplot.

wealth of nations

Related projects

Voila depends on the nbconvert and jupyter_server.


We use a shared copyright model that enables all contributors to maintain the copyright on their contributions.

This software is licensed under the BSD-3-Clause license. See the LICENSE file for details.

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