11. NotebooksΒΆ

Within GDSCTools, we also provide a set of IPython notebooks. Those notebooks are like recipes and tutorials and reproduce some of the examples available in this documentation. We encourage you to have a look at the IPython and IPython notebook online documentation if you want to create your own notebooks.


IPython is a growing project, with increasingly language-agnostic components. As of IPython 4.0, the language-agnostic parts of the project (e.g., notebook) have moved to new projects under the name Jupyter.

The original notebooks that we provide in GDSCTools are available in the GitHub repository and can visualised via the nbviewer.


if you installed GDSCTools with pip, it may not be obvious to find the notebooks on your system, in which case we would recommend to download the notebooks form the source code (link above).

Note, however, that to get the best of the those notebooks (interactivity), you should try them locally:

  • install GDSCTools and IPython if not already done.

  • If you installed from source, the notebooks are in ./gdsctools/notebooks, otherwise, download the notebooks from the online repository.

  • Go in the directory where are located the notebooks and type (in a shell):

    ipython notebook

    This should start the interactive notebook in a browser and you should see the notebooks. Click on one of them and go through the notebooks.

The notebooks cover many different aspects of the GDSCTools library including the quickstart discussed in this documentation. We will not give more details about their contents since they may evolve and change we time. We encourage you to create new ones and to share them.