Jupyter notebooks

The Microsoft Azure Notebooks preview website will be retired on January 15th, 2021.


Jupyter (formerly IPython) is an open source web application that enables the consolidation of narrative text (markdown), live code (Python, R, and F#) and visualisations onto a single, sharable notebook. At UNSW, Microsoft Azure Notebooks is the Jupyter notebook platform that is available free-of-charge to all UNSW researchers. Microsoft Azure Notebooks is an early preview service with 4G memory and 1G data limit per user.


To access Microsoft Azure Notebooks, please click HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE from Microsoft:

This service is in early preview and is under active development.

We are making it available to gauge interest and get feedback from users like you. While we endeavour to make this as close to a release-ready experience as we can, there will be bumps along that road, such as...

  • The service may experience temporary outages that may be more frequent or longer lasting than other Microsoft services.
  • Some features may be buggy or incomplete. If you find bugs, please let us know on GitHub.
  • This service isn't suited for business-critical applications yet. You should not upload sensitive notebooks or host sensitive data on the service at this time.
Why should I use Jupyter notebooks?
  • Context - store your codes with the contextual information in one place, providing a bird's-eye view on the progress of your project
  • Iterative Exploration - execute your code, see how it performs, modify and repeat
  • Accessibility - access your work, anywhere and anytime with internet connection
  • Collaboration - share your work in real-time
Getting Started
  1. Go to https://notebooks.azure.com/
  2. Click 'Sign In' at the top-right corner
  3. Sign in with your zID@ad.unsw.edu.au and zPass