Ubuntu – Pip3 install of jupyter issues: ‘notebook’ is not a Jupyter command


I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and installed jupyter using pip3 install jupyter as described on the jupyter.org website.

The install appeared to work without issue. There were no missing zeromq references as reported in some other forum posts.

But I had two issues:

  1. There's no jupyter command installed. I launched jupyter using:

    python3 ~/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/jupyter.py notebook
  2. The app failed to start after issuing the following message:

    jupyter: 'notebook' is not a Jupyter command.

I prefer to keep the install fairly minimal so I'm avoiding going the anaconda route.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Best Answer

Playing around a little bit I discovered the .local/bin directory (apparently my linux sys admin knowledge needs an update).

Running jupyter out of ~/.local/bin seems to work fine.

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