A terminal viewer for Jupyter notebooks. It's like cat for ipynb files.
nbpreview's documentation contains a detailed breakdown of its features, command-line usage, and instructions on how to configure the tool.
- Python 3.8+
nbpreview can be installed through pipx or pip from PyPI.
pipx provides an easy way to install Python applications in isolated environments. See the documentation for how to install pipx.
% pipx install nbpreview
If pipx is not installed, nbpreview may also be installed via pip:
% python -m pip install nbpreview
Syntax highlight code cells
Create previews for Vega charts
Create hyperlinks for complex content
Render stderr output
Use Nerd Font icons
Try it out
Assuming curl and pipx are installed, nbpreview may be tried out on the terminal by running:
% curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/paw-lu/nbpreview/main/docs/example_notebook_cells/hero_notebook.ipynb | pipx run nbpreview
To use nbpreview,
nbpreview into your terminal followed by the path of the notebook you wish to view.
% nbpreview notebook.ipynb
See the command-line reference for details on options.
Contributions are very welcome. To learn more, see the contributor guide.
Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, nbpreview is free and open source software.
If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.
Thanks to @joouha for maintaining a list of these tools. Many of the projects here were found directly on their page.
If you're interested in complimentary tools that help improve the terminal experience for notebooks, there are many amazing projects out there.
- bat is not a tool for notebooks specifically. But similar to nbpreview, it provides a rich output for many types of files on the terminal, and is the primary inspiration for nbpreview.
- euporie is a really exciting project that allows you to edit and run Jupyter notebooks on the terminal.
- nbclient is a library for executing notebooks from the command line.
- nbpreview is another project that coincidentally shares a name with this one. It allows for Jupyter notebooks to be rendered without running a notebook server.
- nbqa allows the use of linters and formatters on notebooks. It's also used by this project.
- jpterm is and up-and-coming successor to nbterm which will be accompanied by a web client. Looking forward to seeing this develop.
- nbtermix is an actively-developed fork of nbterm.
- nbterm lets you edit and execute Jupyter Notebooks on the terminal.
- papermill allows the parameterization and execution of Jupyter Notebooks.
nbpreview relies on a lot of fantastic projects. Check out the dependencies for a complete list of libraries that are leveraged.
Besides the direct dependencies, there are some other projects that directly enabled the development of nbpreview.
- bat is not explicitly used in this project, but served as the primary inspiration. This projects strives to be bat—but for notebooks. Many of nbpreview's features and command-line options are directly adopted from bat.
- Hypermodern Python Cookiecutter is the template this project was generated on. It is a fantastic project that integrates Poetry, Nox, and pre-commit. It's responsible for most of this project's CI.
- justcharts is directly used by this project to generate the Vega and Vega-Lite charts.
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