Interactive programming experience for data scientists: Visual Studio Code extension
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neuron for Visual Studio Code

An Interactive Programming Experience for Data Scientists

neuron is a robust application that seamlessly combines the power of Visual Studio Code with the interactivity of Jupyter Notebook.


Getting started

Download the latest release from the releases page or via the VS Code Marketplace.

This extension makes available several commands starting with IPE: to control the behaviour.

To get started, open a Python or R file and run the Show Output Pane command (or click the icon in the top right corner). You will have the choice to create a new notebook or use an existing one (this is for development only, not a production feature).

To add a card, select some Python code and run the Send code to output command, or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Enter.

View the wiki page.


  • You must have at least Visual Studio Code version 1.23.0
  • Supports Windows, macOS and Linux

1.0.4 Release Notes

  • Repo moved to new Organisation
  • Minor error printing improvement

Known Issues

500 Internal Server Error

When running you may receive a '500 Internal Server Error' message, this usually occurs due to the installation of Jupyter. neuron will try to install it for you however this may not be enough. A simple solution is to run pip3 install jupyter in the terminal. For more help go to Installing Jupyter Notebook

Kernal runs from Home Directory not Current

This issue will be addressed in v1.1

For information about building upon this extension, visit the guide for developers.