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Jupyter Notebook Viewer


Jupyter nbviewer is the web application behind The Jupyter Notebook Viewer, which is graciously hosted by Rackspace.

Run this locally to get most of the features of nbviewer on your own network.

Quick Run

If you have docker installed, you can pull and run the currently built version of the Docker container by

$ docker pull jupyter/nbviewer
$ docker run -p 8080:8080 jupyter/nbviewer

It automatically gets built with each push to master, so you'll always be able to get the freshest copy.

For speed and friendliness to GitHub, be sure to set GITHUB_OAUTH_KEY and GITHUB_OAUTH_SECRET:

$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -e 'GITHUB_OAUTH_KEY=YOURKEY' \
                          -e 'GITHUB_OAUTH_SECRET=YOURSECRET' \

Or to use your GitHub personal access token, you can set just GITHUB_API_TOKEN.

GitHub Enterprise

To use nbviewer on against your own GitHub Enterprise instance you need to set GITHUB_API_URL. The relevant API endpoints for GitHub Enterprise are prefixed with http://hostname/api/v3. You must also specify your OAUTH or API_TOKEN as explained above. For example:

$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -e 'GITHUB_OAUTH_KEY=YOURKEY' \
                          -e 'GITHUB_OAUTH_SECRET=YOURSECRET' \
                          -e 'GITHUB_API_URL=' \

With this configured all GitHub API requests will go to you Enterprise instance so you can view all of your internal notebooks.

Local Development

With Docker

You can build a docker image that uses your local branch


docker build -t nbviewer .


docker run -p 8080:8080 nbviewer

With Docker Compose

The Notebook Viewer uses memcache in production. To locally try out this setup, a docker-compose configuration is provided to easily start/stop the nbviewer and memcache containers together:


docker-compose up

Local Installation

The Notebook Viewer requires several binary packages to be installed on your system. The primary ones are libmemcached-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev pandoc libevent-dev. Package names may differ on your system, see salt-states for more details.

If they are installed, you can install the required Python packages via pip.

pip install -r requirements.txt`

Static Assets

Static assets are maintained with bower and less.

$ cd <path to repo>
$ invoke bower
$ invoke less [-d]

This will download the relevant assets into nbviewer/static/components and create the built assets in nbviewer/static/build.

Pass -d or --debug to invoke less to create a CSS sourcemap, useful for debugging.

Running Locally

$ cd <path to repo>
$ python -m nbviewer --debug --no-cache

This will automatically relaunch the server if a change is detected on a python file, and not cache any results. You can then just do the modifications you like to the source code and/or the templates then refresh the pages.

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