Setup Cloud9 IDE

This lab will take you through claiming your Cloud9 IDE account and installing the class’ Jupyter Notebooks.

Login to AWS

Make sure you know your username and password. You can figure out what they are by reading the Access FAQ:

Sign in to AWS using this link:

Install the Course Files

The course content is delivered using Jupyter Notebooks. The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more.

Step 1: Initialize my Installer

Copy and paste the following commands in your Cloud9 terminal:

curl -s > ~/.bashrc 
source ~/.bashrc

Step 2: Update the Course Content

You will use this command often, when there’s new course content:

update all

The initial update will take a couple of minutes. After the update is complete you should see the course content in the left pane.

Completed update

Note: The course content changes so this picture might not look exactly like your finished install.

Run the Notebook

If you have done everything correctly you should be able to run the notebook command:


The notebook command will have output that presents you a URL. Open the URL in Cloud9 by clicking on it and selecting “Open”. See the picture below:

Jupyter URLs

Turn In

Turn in a screenshot of Jupyter open in your browser.