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 command in your Cloud9 terminal:

cd ~ && wget -q -O - | tar -zxvf - --strip-components=1

The output should look like this:

Step 2: Set the Course Location

Now execute this command to set the location of course content:

cd ~ && echo "" > .course

Step 3: Run the Updater

Finally run the update command to setup your Cloud9 environment and install the notebooks.


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

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: