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Manage notebooks

Notebook is a document where you create and combine executable code, formulas, tables, charts, and texts.

Datalore consists of two basic components, and you use both to work with notebooks:

  • Workspace page: to create, upload, and manage notebooks. When on the Home page for the first time, you can only see one notebook, Getting started tutorial. Open this notebook to see how it looks in the editor and follow the procedures to make your first steps in Datalore.

  • Code editor: to create and edit the content of your notebooks. Read more in Notebook editor.

In this article, you will learn how to manage notebooks in your workspaces, all procedures performed on the Home page.

View notebooks

You will view the notebooks right aftre selecting the workspace from the sidebar of the Home page. The list of the notebooks stored in the selected workspace looks as shown in the image below.

Viewing notebooks of the selected workspace

Add a notebook

There are two ways to add a new notebook to a workspace. You can create a notebook, or you can import a notebook (.ipynb or .datalore) from your file system or a URL.

Create a notebook

  1. On the Home page, click the workspace where you want to create a notebook.

  2. Click the New notebook button in the upper right corner of the Home page.

    This will open the New notebook dialog.

  3. Provide a new title for your notebook in the Title field.

  4. On the Kernel tab:

    • Choose a kernel. Make your choice based on the language you want to use. The default Python kernel allows you to code in Python. Find more information about the kernels in Kernel and reactive mode.

    • Under Computation mode, select whether you want to use Jupyter mode or Reactive mode.

    • (Optional) Under Background computation, expand the list to set up background computation (disabled by default). Find more details in Background computation.

    New notebook dialog
  5. To set up environment for your notebook, switch to the Environment tab of the New notebook dialog. Do the following:

    • Select a package manager.

    • Choose a base environment.

    Find more details in Environment.

    Environment tab
  6. To set up your machine options, switch to the Machine tab of the New notebook dialog. You can do the following:

    • Select whether to use only on-demand machines.

    • Select a machine type for your computations.

    Find more details in Use CPU and GPU machines.

    Machine tab
  7. Press Enter or click the Create notebook to finish creating your notebook and open it in the editor.

The new notebook is added to the selected workspace. When you return from the editor to the Home page, you will be able to find it in the Notebooks list.

Import a notebook

  1. Click the Import in the upper right corner of the Home page. This will open the Import dialog.

  2. Use one of the following options:

    • Specify the URL of the notebook you want to add and click Upload.

    • Drag the notebook from your file system.

    • Click Select a notebook from your computer to add the notebook using the file browser.

    Upload notebook dialog

The added notebook will appear in the Notebooks list of the selected workspace.

Use the notebook menu

You have a number of option for notebook management, which vary depending on your access type. To access the options, right-click the notebook to open the menu.



Open in new tab

Opens the notebook in the editor in another tab.

Rename (Edit access only)

Allows to edit the notebook title.

Toggle favorites

Marks the notebook as favorite. You can access all your favorite items from the left-hand panel of the Home page.

Move to trash (Edit access only)

Moves the notebook from the workspace to Trash. Unlike workspaces, notebooks moved to trash can be restored.


Creates a copy of the notebook for pasting into another workspace.


Pastes the previously copied or cut notebook into the currently viewed workspace or folder.

Export .html

Saves the notebook to your file system with the .html extension.

Export .ipynb

Saves the notebook to your file system with the .ipynb extension.

Export .py

Saves the notebook to your file system with the .py extension.

Use folders

Folders can be a good solution, for example, when you want to organize your notebooks into several projects within one workspace.

  1. To create a folder, click the arrow icon next to the New notebook button and select New folder. Now, you can see your new folder on top of the notebook list.

  2. Use the drag-and-drop function to move notebooks into the folder. You can also populate your folders with just copies of your notebooks:

    1. Copy the notebook.

    2. Open the folder, right-click to call the popup menu, and select Paste.

  3. To rename, delete, or move the folder, right-click it and select the required action from the popup menu.

    Folder menu
Last modified: 17 May 2024