General Jupyter contributor guidelines¶
If you’re reading this section, you’re probably interested in contributing to Jupyter. Welcome and thanks for your interest in contributing!
Please take a look at the Contributor documentation, familiarize yourself with using the Jupyter Server, and introduce yourself on the mailing list and share what area of the project you are interested in working on.
For general documentation about contributing to Jupyter projects, see the Project Jupyter Contributor Documentation.
Setting Up a Development Environment¶
Installing the Jupyter Server¶
Once you have installed the dependencies mentioned above, use the following steps:
pip install --upgrade setuptools pip git clone https://github.com/jupyter/jupyter_server cd jupyter_server pip install -e .
If you are using a system-wide Python installation and you only want to install the server for you,
you can add
--user to the install commands.
Once you have done this, you can launch the master branch of Jupyter server from any directory in your system with:
jupyter_server has adopted automatic code formatting so you shouldn’t need to worry too much about your code style. As long as your code is valid, the pre-commit hook should take care of how it should look. To install pre-commit, run the following:
pip install pre-commit pre-commit install
You can invoke the pre-commit hook by hand at any time with:
which should run any autoformatting on your code and tell you about any errors it couldn’t fix automatically. You may also install [black integration](https://github.com/psf/black#editor-integration) into your text editor to format code automatically.
If you have already committed files before setting up the pre-commit
pre-commit install, you can fix everything up using
pre-commit run --all-files. You need to make the fixing commit
yourself after that.
Troubleshooting the Installation¶
If you do not see that your Jupyter Server is not running on dev mode, it’s possible that you are running other instances of Jupyter Server. You can try the following steps:
Uninstall all instances of the jupyter_server package. These include any installations you made using pip or conda
python3 -m pip install -e .in the jupyter_server repository to install the jupyter_server from there
python3 -m jupyter_server --port 8989, and check that the browser is pointing to
localhost:8989(rather than the default 8888). You don’t necessarily have to launch with port 8989, as long as you use a port that is neither the default nor in use, then it should be fine.
Verify the installation with the steps in the previous section.
pip install -e .[test] pip install -e examples/simple # to test the examples
To run the Python tests, use:
pytest jupyter_server pytest examples/simple # to test the examples
Building the Docs¶
To install (and activate) a conda environment named
containing all the necessary packages (except pandoc), use:
conda env create -f docs/environment.yml source activate server_docs # Linux and OS X activate server_docs # Windows
If you want to install the necessary packages with
pip install -r docs/doc-requirements.txt
Once you have installed the required packages, you can build the docs with:
cd docs make html
After that, the generated HTML files will be available at
build/html/index.html. You may view the docs in your browser.
You can automatically check if all hyperlinks are still valid:
Windows users can find
make.bat in the
You should also have a look at the Project Jupyter Documentation Guide.