Docker: plugging into the jupyter/datascience-notebook

Again, quick notes for myself as this is subtly different depending on whether I am on a windows host or a linux host.


Pulling down the datascience-notebook image is easy-peasy:

$ docker pull jupyter/datascience-notebook

Starting the notebook

Again, this is easy enough:

$ docker run -d -p 8888:8888 jupyter/datascience-notebook

Accessing the notebook

This is where there are subtle differences between linux and windows hosts. Linux is a piece of cake, open your browser and point to:localhost


Windows is slightly different because we have to go through virtual box (unless you have windows enterprise with native docker). First, find the ip address of the default virtual machine:

$ docker-machine ip default

For me, this is Then, open your browser and go to:



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