Jupyter for Researchers

The University of Alberta has teamed up with the Pacific Institute for Mathematics Sciences (PIMS) and Compute Canada to bring researchers easy access to Jupyter via ualberta.syzygy.ca.

What is Jupyter?

Jupyter is a multifaceted application that gives its users access to math, science, engineering, communication, and visualization tools on an open-source, web-based platform. Any device with internet access can connect to Jupyter and take advantage of its powerful computing capabilities and resources.

How do I access Jupyter?

To login to UAlberta’s Jupyter portal, please visit ualberta.syzygy.ca and login with CCID and password.

What is a Jupyter Notebook?

Jupyter Notebook allows you to program in a web browser. Users can write live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text, then share their Notebooks with others through email, Dropbox, GitHub, and the Jupyter Notebook Viewer. It is an open-source web application built for collaboration.

What kind of work can be done with Jupyter Notebooks?

Jupyter is a fantastic tool for combining rich text and live code that can create instant visualizations of data, however, the ualberta.syzygy.ca instance is designed for light, exploratory computational work rather than intense data crunching.

If you are looking for assistance with more complex computational work, email IST requesting support from our Research Computing team.

What programming languages can I use in Jupyter?

Currently, the University of Alberta’s Jupyter Notebooks support two programming languages: Python 3 and R.

Who can use Jupyter?

Access through ualberta.syzygy.ca is specifically for use by researchers. If you are a student or instructor interested in using Jupyter, please visit Cybera’s website to learn about their Jupyter ‘All-in-One’ Science Platform service.

Where can I go for Jupyter support?

Email IST and let us know you are a researcher looking for support with Jupyter.