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EIN -- Emacs IPython Notebook Build Status MELPA development version MELPA stable version

Emacs IPython Notebook (EIN) lets you run Jupyter (formerly IPython) notebooks within Emacs. It channels all the power of Emacs without the idiosyncrasies of in-browser editing.

No require statements, e.g. (require 'ein), are necessary, contrary to the prevailing documentation, which should be disregarded.

Org users please find ob-ein, a jupyter Babel backend.

EIN was originally written by [tkf]. A jupyter Babel backend was first introduced by [gregsexton].

Install

As described in Getting started, ensure melpa's whereabouts in init.el or .emacs:

(add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/"))

Then

M-x package-refresh-contents RET
M-x package-install RET ein RET

Alternatively, directly clone this repo and make install.

Usage

Start EIN using ONE of the following:

  • Open an .ipynb file normally in emacs and press C-c C-o, or,
  • M-x ein:run launches a jupyter process from emacs, or,
  • M-x ein:login to a running jupyter server

Use C-u M-x ein:login for services such as mybinder.org requiring cookie authentication.

Alternatively, ob-ein.

FAQ

How do I...

... report a bug?

File an issue using M-x ein:dev-bug-report-template.

First try emacs -Q -f package-initialize --eval "(setq debug-on-error t)" and reproduce the bug. The -Q skips any user configuration that might interfere with EIN.

Note EIN is tested only for released GNU Emacs versions 25.1 and later. Pre-release versions are unlikely to work.

... display images inline?

We find inserting images into emacs disruptive, and so default to spawning an external viewer. To override this,

M-x customize-group RET ein
Ein:Output Area Inlined Images
... configure the external image viewer?
M-x customize-group RET mailcap
Mailcap User Mime Data

On a typical Linux system, one might configure a viewer for MIME Type image/png as a shell command convert %s -background white -alpha remove -alpha off - | display -immutable.

... get IDE-like behavior?
The official python module for EIN is elpy, installed separately. Other program modes for non-python kernels may be installed with varying degrees of EIN compatibility.
... send expressions from a python buffer to a running kernel?
Unpublicized keybindings exclusively for the Python language C-c C-/ e and C-c C-/ r send the current statement or region respectively to a running kernel. If the region is not set, C-c C-/ r sends the entire buffer. You must manually inspect the *ein:shared output* buffer for errors.

ob-ein

Configuration:

M-x customize-group RET org-babel
Org Babel Load Languages:
  Insert (ein . t)
  For example, '((emacs-lisp . t) (ein . t))

Snippet:

#BEGIN_SRC ein-python :session localhost
  import numpy, math, matplotlib.pyplot as plt
  %matplotlib inline
  x = numpy.linspace(0, 2*math.pi)
  plt.plot(x, numpy.sin(x))
#+END_SRC

The :session is the notebook url, e.g., http://localhost:8888/my.ipynb, or simply localhost, in which case org evaluates anonymously. A port may also be specified, e.g., localhost:8889.

Language can be ein-python, ein-r, or ein-julia. The relevant jupyter kernel must be installed before use. Additional languages can be configured via:

M-x customize-group RET ein
Ob Ein Languages

Keymap (C-h m)

key             binding
---             -------

C-c          Prefix Command
C-x          Prefix Command
ESC          Prefix Command
<C-down>     ein:worksheet-goto-next-input-km
<C-up>               ein:worksheet-goto-prev-input-km
<M-S-return> ein:worksheet-execute-cell-and-insert-below-km
<M-down>     ein:worksheet-not-move-cell-down-km
<M-up>               ein:worksheet-not-move-cell-up-km

C-x C-s              ein:notebook-save-notebook-command-km
C-x C-w              ein:notebook-rename-command-km

M-RET                ein:worksheet-execute-cell-and-goto-next-km
M-,          ein:pytools-jump-back-command
M-.          ein:pytools-jump-to-source-command

C-c C-a              ein:worksheet-insert-cell-above-km
C-c C-b              ein:worksheet-insert-cell-below-km
C-c C-c              ein:worksheet-execute-cell-km
C-u C-c C-c                  ein:worksheet-execute-all-cells
C-c C-e              ein:worksheet-toggle-output-km
C-c C-f              ein:file-open-km
C-c C-k              ein:worksheet-kill-cell-km
C-c C-l              ein:worksheet-clear-output-km
C-c RET              ein:worksheet-merge-cell-km
C-c C-n              ein:worksheet-goto-next-input-km
C-c C-o              ein:notebook-open-km
C-c C-p              ein:worksheet-goto-prev-input-km
C-c C-q              ein:notebook-kill-kernel-then-close-command-km
C-c C-r              ein:notebook-reconnect-session-command-km
C-c C-s              ein:worksheet-split-cell-at-point-km
C-c C-t              ein:worksheet-toggle-cell-type-km
C-c C-u              ein:worksheet-change-cell-type-km
C-c C-v              ein:worksheet-set-output-visibility-all-km
C-c C-w              ein:worksheet-copy-cell-km
C-c C-x              Prefix Command
C-c C-y              ein:worksheet-yank-cell-km
C-c C-z              ein:notebook-kernel-interrupt-command-km
C-c ESC              Prefix Command
C-c C-S-l    ein:worksheet-clear-all-output-km
C-c C-#              ein:notebook-close-km
C-c C-$              ein:tb-show-km
C-c C-/              ein:notebook-scratchsheet-open-km
C-c C-;              ein:shared-output-show-code-cell-at-point-km
C-c <down>   ein:worksheet-move-cell-down-km
C-c <up>     ein:worksheet-move-cell-up-km

C-c C-x C-r  ein:notebook-restart-session-command-km

C-c M-w              ein:worksheet-copy-cell-km
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