romain jouin romain jouin - 9 days ago 7
Python Question

Jupyterhub - how to select the installed python version

Jupyterhub uses a specific python version when creating new notebooks.
I can't find out where to set this version.

I installed anaconda on my ubuntu and created a link between python and anaconda's distribution

usr/bin$ ls -l pyt*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Feb 9 18:34 python -> /usr/anaconda/bin/python


which works :

:/usr/bin$ python
Python 3.5.1 |Anaconda 2.5.0 (64-bit)| (default, Dec 7 2015, 11:16:01)
[GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-1)] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>


But when I use jupyterhub the notebooks are created using another installation of python. I see on the jupyter's terminal that the correct python version is accessed through the terminal so. It is only on the notebooks that the version is wrong.

Should I create a specific kernel ?
Or can I set up an env variable to make jupyterhub use the anacondas' python ?

Answer

If you want use your python version, then you have to create a new kernel. Technically your specific kernel. I'll attach a website which explains how you can undergo this process: Install known Python version

Hope it helps!