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jupyter-repo2docker takes as input a repository source, such as a GitHub repo. It then builds, runs, and/or pushes Docker images built from that source.

See the repo2docker documentation for more information.


  1. Docker to build & run the repositories. The community edition is recommended.
  2. Python 3.4+.

Supported on Linux and macOS. See documentation note about Windows support.


To install from PyPI, the python packaging index, using pip:

pip install jupyter-repo2docker

To install from source:

git clone https://github.com/jupyter/repo2docker.git
cd repo2docker
pip install -e .


The core feature of repo2docker is to fetch a repo (from github or locally), build a container image based on the specifications found in the repo & optionally launch a local Jupyter Notebook you can use to explore it.

Note that Docker needs to be running on your machine for this to work.


jupyter-repo2docker https://github.com/norvig/pytudes

After building (it might take a while!), it should output in your terminal something like:

    Copy/paste this URL into your browser when you connect for the first time,
    to login with a token:

If you copy paste that URL into your browser you will see a Jupyter Notebook with the contents of the repository you had just built!

For more information on how to use repo2docker, see the usage guide.

Repository specifications

Repo2Docker looks for configuration files in the source repository to determine how the Docker image should be built. It is philosophically similar to Heroku Build Packs.

For a list of the configuration files that repo2docker can use, see the usage guide.