Scott Stevenson

Viewing Jupyter notebooks at the command line

The Jupyter notebook is a literate programming environment which has become ubiquitous in scientific computing. While the standard tools for interacting with notebooks are web applications, it’s often useful to be able to view notebooks at the command line. I find this convenient when logged into a remote machine via SSH, and the process of configuring SSH to forward a port, starting a Jupyter server, and navigating to it in a web browser is a chore just to view a notebook for a few seconds.

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