How to Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

In this short post, I’ll show you the steps to add Julia to Jupyter Notebook from scratch.

Steps to add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

Step 1: Download and Install Julia

To start, download Julia for your operating system. In my case, I downloaded Julia for 64-bit Windows:

Download Julia

Follow the instructions to complete the installation on your system.

Step 2: Open the Julia Command-Line

Next, open the Julia command-line, also known as the REPL (read-eval-print-loop):

Julia 1.1.0

You would then see the following screen:

How to Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

Step 3: Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

In order to add Julia to Jupyter Notebook, you’ll need to type the following command and then press ENTER:

using Pkg
How to Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

Then, type this command and then press ENTER:

Pkg.add("IJulia")
How to Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

You’ll have to wait a minute or so for the installation to complete…

Add Julia to Jupyter Notebook

Step 4: Download and Install Anaconda

If you haven’t already done so, download the Anaconda Distribution for your operating system. Once you are done with the installation, click on the Anaconda Navigator:

From the Anaconda Navigator, you’ll be able to launch Jupyter Notebook by clicking on the Launch button within the Jupyter box:

Step 5: Create a new Notebook

To create a new Notebook with Julia:

  1. Click on New
  2. Then, select Julia from the drop-down list

Step 6: Write your Code

For the final step, write your code. For example, here is a simple code to print “Hello World” using Julia:

println("Hello World")

Click on Run to execute your code:

The phrase, Hello World, would be printed as follows: