Shawn Wang Shawn Wang - 1 year ago 174
Python Question

IPython Notebook save location

I just started IPython Notebook, and I tried to use "Save" to save my progress. However, instead of saving the *.ipynb in my current working directory, it is saved in my python/Scripts folder. Would there be a way to set this?

Thanks!

Answer Source

Yes, you can specify the notebooks location in your profile configuration. Since it's not saving them to the directory where you started the notebook, I assume that you have this option set in your profile. You can find out the the path to the profiles directory by using:

$ ipython locate

Either in your default profile or in the profile you use, edit the ipython_notebook_config.py file and change the lines:

Note: In case you don't have a profile, or the profile folder does not contain the ipython_notebook_config.py file, use ipython profile create.

# The directory to use for notebooks.
c.NotebookManager.notebook_dir = u'/path/to/your/notebooks'

and

# The directory to use for notebooks.
c.FileNotebookManager.notebook_dir = u'/path/to/your/notebooks'

Or just comment them out if you want the notebooks saved in the current directory.

Update (April 11th 2014): in IPython 2.0 the property name in the config file changed, so it's now:

c.NotebookApp.notebook_dir = u'/path/to/your/notebooks'