Setting up jupyter notebook as daemon

Jupiter Notebook Installation

Install Jupyterlab, using pip package manager

pip install jupyterlab

Next, install notebook

pip install notebook

Now, you can start Jupyter notebook with command jupyter notebook

Create virtualenv kernel

In order not to get side effects when installing packages for your laptop, we will do it inside the virtual environment.

Install module virtualenv if you have not it

pip install virtualenv

Create your environment

virtualenv [-p {path_to_python_bin}] .venv

For activate virtual environment us the next command

. .venv/bin/activate

Install new jupyter kernel

python -m ipykernel install --user --name=.venv

Configurate daemon startup

Generate Jupyter notebook config file

jupyter notebook --generate-config

>> jupyter config: path/to/

Use your favorite text editor for change this config like here

c.NotebookApp.ip = ''
c.NotebookApp.open_browser = False
c.NotebookApp.port = 8888

Set password for your notebook

jupyter notebook password

Next, we will create system daemon file

vim ~/.config/systemd/user/jupyter.service

And insert next rows

Description=Jupyter Notebook

ExecStart=/home/{username}/.local/bin/jupyter-notebook --config=/home/{username}/.jupyter/


Enable and start daemon

systemctl --user enable jupyter.service
systemctl --user daemon-reload
systemctl --user restart jupyter.service

Check notebook

In your browser go to address {your_server_name}:4242

Password window

Enter your password and will see this window

Welcome window

Press “New” button and choose .venv like your base kernel. Now you can use all modules, you install in .venv environment.


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