Version control with Jupyter notebook
Version control using
git is quite simple for codes. However, since Jupyter notebook has a different format and often contains binary outputs, it is culumbersome to track those changes. Here is a workaround to save each notebook as script and version controllong those scripts instead. The idea is borrowed from stackoverflow.
- create a
jupyter_notebook_config.pyfile. Alternatively, you can type
jupyter --config-dirto see whether the file exists. If not, then create it by
jupyter notebook --generate-config
This will usually create
- add the following lines to the
import os from subprocess import check_call def post_save(model, os_path, contents_manager): """post-save hook for converting notebooks to .py scripts""" if model['type'] != 'notebook': return # only do this for notebooks d, fname = os.path.split(os_path) check_call(['ipython', 'nbconvert', '--to', 'script', fname, '--output-dir', './src'], cwd=d) c.FileContentsManager.post_save_hook = post_save
It will save a copy of the script into
./src directory everytime the notebook is saved.