Launching Jupyter Notebook within an instance

The following steps will easily install and start a jupyter notebook on any active instance.

NOTE: The Jupyter install generally requires more disk-space/memory than an m1.tiny or m1.small has, so we recommend m1.medium or larger.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Login to the instance using web shell or using an ssh client.
  2. Type "ezj". Jupyter notebook will then be installed and configured within a couple of minutes.

  3. After the installation is complete, a url will be shown. An example is shown below. You can use any browser to connect to this URL.

    4. To restart to your Jupyter notebook without reinstalling:


Other Options to pass to 'ezj':


-q : do not attempt to install, just launch jupyter!

-R : install the R kernel (-r also works)

-2 : force python 2 kernel (not compatible with -3 option)

-3 : force python 3 kernel (not compatible with -2 option)

-u : force update of anaconda (default is no update)

-p : takes a directory as an option; install in a different location other than default (/home)

NOTE: if you set this, you must pass it again for future calls


Example of options:



Interested in combining your Jupyter Notebook with R-studio?

See this installation guide from the CyVerse team:   [EZJ + R-studio ]