the Launcher Install by Anaconda does not launch ipython notebook. this due to locale issues on MAC OS X. hence the fix is change the locale before launching notebook
> export LAN=en_US.UTF-8 > export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 > ipython notebook
Its not easy to remember this all the time, hence step 3~5 and because I had issues while installing and the following steps 1 & 2 make life a bit easy
Installing of Anaconda on macbook is straightforward but getting it to run with ipython-notebook requires some tweaking on the OS X.
1. download the file from www.continuum.com and run the package installer
2. in the terminal
# update the installs of the following > conda update conda > conda update anaconda > conda update ipython > conda update ipython-notebook # you may also update the install modules, if required
3. using TextEdit or TextWrangler make a new file and save is as notebook.sh
echo "Starting ipython notebook" export LAN=en_US.UTF-8 export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 #ipython notebook --pylab inline ipython notebook # will not work till you run >chmod 777 myDev/notebook.sh # in terminal run (note myDev is the folder of the script >./myDev/notebook.sh
4. change permission of the notebook.sh to 777
chmod 777 myDev/notebook.sh # myDev is the folder where i have stored the bash Script. # for user without privileges use > sudo chmod 777 myDev/notebook.sh # type the password when asked.
5. Now we are good to go.. In the Terminal
> ./myDev/notebook.sh # myDev is the folder where i have save the bash script. the command is ./notebook.sh
what is ipython-notebook its a runing python with documenting what you are doing.
what the issue with Locale on Macbook.. Sorry i cannot help much, I just accept thats the way it works.. further reading ..?