Content with notebooks

You can also create content with Jupyter Notebooks. This means that you can include code blocks and their outputs in your book.

Markdown + notebooks

As it is markdown, you can embed images, HTML, etc into your posts!

You an also \(add_{math}\) and

\[ math^{blocks} \]


\[\begin{split} \begin{aligned} \mbox{mean} la_{tex} \\ \\ math blocks \end{aligned} \end{split}\]

But make sure you $Escape $your $dollar signs $you want to keep!

MyST markdown

MyST markdown works in Jupyter Notebooks as well. For more information about MyST markdown, check out the MyST guide in Jupyter Book, or see the MyST markdown documentation.

Code blocks and outputs

Jupyter Book will also embed your code blocks and output in your book. For example, here’s some sample Matplotlib code:

from matplotlib import rcParams, cycler
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
# Fixing random state for reproducibility

N = 10
data = [np.logspace(0, 1, 100) + np.random.randn(100) + ii for ii in range(N)]
data = np.array(data).T
cmap =
rcParams['axes.prop_cycle'] = cycler(color=cmap(np.linspace(0, 1, N)))

from matplotlib.lines import Line2D
custom_lines = [Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(0.), lw=4),
                Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(.5), lw=4),
                Line2D([0], [0], color=cmap(1.), lw=4)]

fig, ax = plt.subplots(figsize=(10, 5))
lines = ax.plot(data)
ax.legend(custom_lines, ['Cold', 'Medium', 'Hot']);

There is a lot more that you can do with outputs (such as including interactive outputs) with your book. For more information about this, see the Jupyter Book documentation.