Jupyter Notebook Question

In the course section: How to Install Jupyter Notebook, link

The instructionss say: " 1. You will be asked if you want to add Anaconda to your PATH environment variable. Do not add Anaconda to the PATH because it can interfere with other software." – I think I might have added it. How do I find out? How do I reverse this? Or how do I notice if it’s causing issues with other software?
It’s possible I did something simila also while trying to install VS Code earlier… how can I revert this or check if it all worked?

Secondly, it seems like I’ve succesfully installed Jupyter Notebook. But, it’s unclear to me as to how I use it. So, each time I need to go to Terminal, run the text ‘jupyter notebook’ and then the notebook appears on the browser… but, where do I save this then? I guess I just use it in the browser?

Thank you for the support

Answering in reverse:
2.) When your browser window opens, how do you navigate to the .ipynb files, or, I mean where do you store them? For example, maybe you store them in your Downloads folder or a specific project folder. That’s where they’re saved; whatever file folder you designated them to live.

1.) Have you ever edited your PATH variable before? Do your shell commands still work? (ls, mkdir, cd etc) / can you navigate around your file system via the command line?

Hi lisalisaj,

Thank you for your help

I can navigate in my Terminal without any issues, opening and closing folders (tested with ls, cd)
All my Jupyter Notebooks are automatically saved in that initial folder in my terminal… where my Downloads and Documents fodlers are. It just doesn’t seem very organized.

I’m on a mac

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You can move your .ipynb files wherever you want to.


If you want to try something similar I recommend looking into Google Colab. It’s an app you add to your Drive and all your notebooks are stored there. It’s based on Jupyter and you write and execute Python code in it. You can open .ipynb files there as well.

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