To install the latest stable release using pip:
pip install --upgrade nbdime
This will also install and enable the nbdime extensions (server, notebook and jupyterlab). To disable these extensions, run:
nbdime extensions --disable [--sys-prefix/--user/--system]
--system (default) and
--user flags determine which users
the extensions will be configured for. Note that you should
--sys-prefix to only enable it for the currently active
virtual environment (e.g. with conda or virtualenv).
If the extensions did not install/enable on install, you can run:
nbdime extensions --enable [--sys-prefix/--user/--system]
where the flags are the same as described above.
For manual registration see Notebook Extensions.
nbdime requires Python version 3.6 or higher.
nbdime depends on the following Python packages, which will be installed by pip:
and nbdime’s web-based viewers depend on the following Node.js packages:
Installing latest development version¶
Installing a development version of nbdime requires Node.js.
Installing nbdime using pip will install the Python package dependencies and will automatically run npm to install the required Node.js packages.
To install Node.js, either follow the instructions on its webpage or install it from conda (conda install nodejs). Alternatively, if you use venv to manage your environment, you can install nodeenv to have node managed by venv. See this page for details.
Install with pip¶
Download and install directly from source:
pip install -e git+https://github.com/jupyter/nbdime#egg=nbdime
Or clone the nbdime repository and use pip to install:
git clone https://github.com/jupyter/nbdime cd nbdime pip install -e .
Installing Jupyter extensions¶
If you want to use the development version of the notebook and lab extensions, you will also have to run the following commands after the pip dev install:
> Note: only run one of the following two server commands, running both can cause issues in some cases
jupyter serverextension enable –py nbdime –sys-prefix # if developing for jupyter notebook
jupyter server extension enable nbdime # if developing for jupyter lab or nbclassic
jupyter nbextension install –py nbdime –sys-prefix [–sym-link] jupyter nbextension enable –py nbdime –sys-prefix
jupyter labextension link ./packages/nbdime –no-build jupyter labextension install ./packages/labextension
If you do any changes to the front-end code, run npm run build from the repoistory root to rebuild the extensions. If you make any changes to the server extension, you will have to restart the server to pick up the changes!
--sym-link flag for jupyter nbextension install allows
the notebook frontend to pick up a newly built version of the extension on
a page refresh. For details on the other flags, see