Project Jupyter: a language-independent architecture for open computing and data science

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2015 April 13 @ 9:30am
FL2-1022 Large Auditorium
Fernando Perez

IPython began its life in Boulder in 2001, as an environment for interactive scientific computing and data analysis, motivated by my needs as a physics graduate student. Over the years, it evolved into one of the main elements of the collaboratively developed ecosystem of open source tools for science in Python. In recent years, IPython has evolved into Project Jupyter: an architecture that takes the foundations of IPython and extends them to any programming language. Jupyter offers interactive terminals as well as a popular web-based notebook environment. In the Jupyter Notebook, users can create documents that combine computation, results and narrative, including mathematical typesetting, figures, multimedia and interactive controls. These documents can be shared online, converted to other output formats (HTML, PDF, etc), and used as a tool for reproducible research and education.


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Fernando Pérez (@fperez_org) is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a founding investigator of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, created in 2013. He received a PhD in particle physics, followed by postdoctoral research in applied mathematics, developing numerical algorithms. Today, his research focuses on creating tools for modern computational research and data science across domain disciplines, with an emphasis on high-level languages, literate computing and reproducible research. He created IPython while a graduate student in 2001 and continues to lead it as it evolves into the Jupyter Project, now as a collaborative effort with a talented team that does all the hard work. He regularly lectures about scientific computing and data science, and is a member of the Python Software Foundation as well as a founding member of the Numfocus Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2012 Award for the Advancement of Free Software from the Free Software Foundation.

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