Installing Jupyter Notebook on Raspberry PI 2


Just want to share you that i managed to install the Jupyter Notebook( on a Raspberry PI 2 without any real problems. Beside a microSD card and a Raspberry you need to read this and that would be all.
So, you will need a image of Raspbian from (i selected the lite version without the GUI, you really don’t need that actually). In installed it on the card with Linux so i executed a command similar with dd if=[path_to_image]/[image_name] of=[sd_device_name taken from fdisk -l without partition id usually /dev/mmcblk0] bs=4MB; sync. The sync command is added just to be sure that all files are syncronized to card before remove it. We have now a working image that we can use on raspberry, it’s fair to try boot it.
Once it’s booted login with user pi and password raspberry. I am a fan of running the resize steps which you can find here
Ok, so we are good to go on installing Jupyter Notebook, at first we need to check what Python version we have installed and in my case it was 2.7.13 (it should be shown by running python –version). In this case then we need to use pip for this task, and it’s not present by default on the image.
Run sudo apt-get install python-pip, after this is done please run pip install jupyter. It will take some time, but when it is done you will have a fresh installation in pi homedir(/home/pi/.local).
It is true that we need also a service, and in order to do that, please create following path with following file:

Description=Jupyter Notebook

# Step 1 and Step 2 details are here..
# ------------------------------------
ExecStart=/home/pi/.local/bin/jupyter-notebook --config=/home/pi/.jupyter/


You are probably wondering from where do you get the config file. This will be easy, just run /home/pi/.local/bin/jupyter notebook –generate-config

After the file is created, in order to activate the service and enable it there are sudo systemctl enable jupyter.service and sudo systemctl start jupyter.service

You have now a fresh and auto managed jupyter service. It will be started only on the localhost by default, but in the next article i will tell you also the modifications to be executed in order to run it remotely and also install scala kernel.