Easily launch iPython Notebook

If you want an easier way to launch iPython Notebook on Mac OS X, just place this script in the folder that contains your .ipynb files. Then press Apple-i on the file in the Finger and make sure it looks like this:

Finally, open the Terminal app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) and change to that directory (the easiest way to do this it to type “cd” then drag the folder into the Terminal window, the press enter. Then type “chmod u+x launchipython.command.”

After this, if you double click the file, your default browser should pop open with a view of the current folder’s notebooks.

  1. Cool this works great!

  2. The pylab flag has been deprecated in the latest version of ipython notebook. Should run smoothly if you remove it from the command file.

    Jay B. Martin