Notebook Editing

Edit a notebook

To create or edit a notebook, you must first start your Notebook Server. To do so, from the Project page, click on the ‘Server’ button (top-right), or the ‘Start-stop Server’ link in Message section.

The ‘Start-stop Server’ panel slides in.

Click ‘Start Server’. A Spinner is displayed until the server starts, at which point the ‘Stop Server’ button is enabled.

Click on Panel Back button to return to the previous page.

When you go back to the Project Page, you will notice that there is a new section to choose a Notebook Language (Kernel).

In the first version, there is support for Python 3 only.

Create a new notebook

To create a new notebook, click on the Python 3 Language option. A new notebook with the name ‘Untitled’ is opened. (It may take a moment to open, ~ 30 seconds.)

To change the name, click on the title to open an inline edit box.

Edit a notebook

To edit a notebook, select a notebook from the Project page.

The read-only view of the notebook is shown. Click on the ‘Edit’ button to open the notebook in edit mode.

If your Notebook Server is not already running, the ‘Start-stop Server’ panel will slide in.

A Notebook Server must be running to open a notebook in edit mode.

If your Notebook Server is running, clicking on ‘Edit’ will open the selected notebook in edit mode.

Saving a notebook

Your notebook will be automatically saved periodically. To intentionally save your notebook, click on ‘Save’ under the ‘File’ menu.

As the notebook is being saved, a “saving status” icon is displayed on the right-side of the page header.

If an error icon is displayed instead, then the save was not successful for some reason. Please try again.

Exit a notebook

To exit the notebook, click on the Europa Logo to return to the Project page.

Shutdown the server

When you are done with your edit session, it is good practice to stop your server.

Instances are allocated a certain number of servers that can be run at any one time. Stopping your server when finished, frees up the allocation of servers that are available for other users.

From the Project page, click on the ‘Server’ button (top-right), or the ‘Start-stop Server’ link in Message section. The ‘Start-stop Server’ panel slides in. Click on ‘Stop Server’. A Spinner is displayed until the server stops, at which point the ‘Start Server’ button is enabled.

Click on Panel Back button to return to the previous page.