JupyterLab Beta Release Announced

Hi All,

Just saw this come across my news feeds and thought it would be good to share. Im not involved but if anyone who is, wants to add more insight to this post please do.

Sounds like they aim to have it out of beta late 2018.

We plan to release JupyterLab 1.0 later in 2018. The beta releases leading up to 1.0 will focus on stabilizing the extension development API, user interface improvements, and additional core features. All releases in the beta series will be stable enough for daily usage.

JupyterLab 1.0 will eventually replace the classic Jupyter Notebook. Throughout this transition, the same notebook document format will be supported by both the classic Notebook and JupyterLab.

You can see there are some major new customisations and plugins to the gui possible:

Heres a quick feature summary, but check out the full linked article if you want to find out more or become involved:

JupyterLab provides a high level of integration between notebooks, documents, and activities:

  • Drag-and-drop to reorder notebook cells and copy them between notebooks.
  • Run code blocks interactively from text files (.py, .R, .md, .tex, etc.).
  • Link a code console to a notebook kernel to explore code interactively without cluttering up the notebook with temporary scratch work.
  • Edit popular file formats with live preview, such as Markdown, JSON, CSV, Vega, VegaLite, and more.
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JupyterLab looks like a reasonable merge of Jupyter Notebooks and RStudio. I am very interested to see where this leads.

Finally, they first talked about an imminent release five months ago.

Some additional info from the Jupyter Lab team:

  1. JupyterLab works off a single TCP port. You can now work with multiple notebooks on a single port.
  2. JupyterLab will eventually replace Jupyter Notebook.
  3. No debugger.
  4. Uses same ipynb file as Jupyter Notebook.

Posted something about it here http://forums.fast.ai/t/try-out-jupyter-lab/8141/9?u=agentjay