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[IPython-User] Error creating a new IPython notebook

Jeffrey Roberts
Nov 5, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Hello,

I am a Python newbie who is excited about using IPython notebook but can't
seem to get it installed properly. I downloaded and installed EPD Free 7.3.
I've worked through a couple of examples in West McKinney's book "Python
for Data Analysis" so I know that IPython works via the console.

At the command prompt, I typed ipython notebook --pylab=inline. A notebook
tab appears in my browser (I'm using the latest version of Firefox in
Windows Vista, also tried it on my laptop in Windows 7). When I click
"Create Notebook" I get "500: Internal Server Error." The error message
that appears in the command prompt is copied below.

Thanks for any advice on how to get ipython notebook set up.

Jeff



C:\>ipython notebook --pylab=inline
[NotebookApp] Using existing profile dir:
u'C:\\Users\\Jeff\\.ipython\\profile_d
efault'
[NotebookApp] The IPython Notebook is running at: http://127.0.0.1:8888
[NotebookApp] Use Control-C to stop this server and shut down all kernels.
ERROR:root:Uncaught exception GET /new (127.0.0.1)
HTTPRequest(protocol='http', host='127.0.0.1:8888', method='GET',
uri='/new', ve
rsion='HTTP/1.1', remote_ip='127.0.0.1', body='', headers={'Connection':
'keep-a
live', 'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.5', 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip,
deflate',
'Referer': 'http://127.0.0.1:8888/', 'Host': '127.0.0.1:8888', 'Accept':
'text/h
tml,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8', 'User-Agent':
'Mozil
la/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0'})
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 988, in _execute
getattr(self, self.request.method.lower())(*args, **kwargs)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 1739, in wrapper
return method(self, *args, **kwargs)
File
"C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\handlers.py
", line 245, in get
notebook_id = nbm.new_notebook()
File
"C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\notebookman
ager.py", line 253, in new_notebook
with open(path,'w') as f:
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'C:\\Untitled0.ipynb'
ERROR:root:500 GET /new (127.0.0.1) 8.00ms
ERROR:root:Uncaught exception GET /new (127.0.0.1)
HTTPRequest(protocol='http', host='127.0.0.1:8888', method='GET',
uri='/new', ve
rsion='HTTP/1.1', remote_ip='127.0.0.1', body='', headers={'Connection':
'keep-a
live', 'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.5', 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip,
deflate',
'Referer': 'http://127.0.0.1:8888/', 'Host': '127.0.0.1:8888', 'Accept':
'text/h
tml,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8', 'User-Agent':
'Mozil
la/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0'})
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 988, in _execute
getattr(self, self.request.method.lower())(*args, **kwargs)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 1739, in wrapper
return method(self, *args, **kwargs)
File
"C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\handlers.py
", line 245, in get
notebook_id = nbm.new_notebook()
File
"C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\notebookman
ager.py", line 253, in new_notebook
with open(path,'w') as f:
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'C:\\Untitled0.ipynb'
ERROR:root:500 GET /new (127.0.0.1) 5.00ms
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  • Matthias BUSSONNIER at Nov 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Le 5 nov. 2012 à 22:29, Jeffrey Roberts a écrit :

    Hello,

    I am a Python newbie who is excited about using IPython notebook but can't seem to get it installed properly. I downloaded and installed EPD Free 7.3. I've worked through a couple of examples in West McKinney's book "Python for Data Analysis" so I know that IPython works via the console.

    At the command prompt, I typed ipython notebook --pylab=inline. A notebook tab appears in my browser (I'm using the latest version of Firefox in Windows Vista, also tried it on my laptop in Windows 7). When I click "Create Notebook" I get "500: Internal Server Error." The error message that appears in the command prompt is copied below.

    Thanks for any advice on how to get ipython notebook set up.
    Hi Jeff,

    I'm neither a windows nor EPD User, But it seem that you don't have permission to write on C:\ directly.

    I suggest you start the notebook with the
    --notebook-dir=\your\favorite\path\where\you\can\write.
    (maybe with leading C:\ and maybe double \ I'm not quite sure for windows)
    It should accept new notebook creation then.

    Eventually, you can `cd` into the directory where you want to start the notebook, the default directory should be the current one, I don't know if EPD have change the default.

    You can of course use --notebook-dir=... to start the notebook in one of the example directory (e.g. [ipython-dir]/docs/examples/notebook)
    and you can also set it permanently in your profile.

    Hope this help, keep us posted of your progress.
    --
    Matthias



    Jeff



    C:\>ipython notebook --pylab=inline
    [NotebookApp] Using existing profile dir: u'C:\\Users\\Jeff\\.ipython\\profile_d
    efault'
    [NotebookApp] The IPython Notebook is running at: http://127.0.0.1:8888
    [NotebookApp] Use Control-C to stop this server and shut down all kernels.
    ERROR:root:Uncaught exception GET /new (127.0.0.1)
    HTTPRequest(protocol='http', host='127.0.0.1:8888', method='GET', uri='/new', ve
    rsion='HTTP/1.1', remote_ip='127.0.0.1', body='', headers={'Connection': 'keep-a
    live', 'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.5', 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip, deflate',
    'Referer': 'http://127.0.0.1:8888/', 'Host': '127.0.0.1:8888', 'Accept': 'text/h
    tml,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8', 'User-Agent': 'Mozil
    la/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0'})
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 988, in _execute
    getattr(self, self.request.method.lower())(*args, **kwargs)
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 1739, in wrapper
    return method(self, *args, **kwargs)
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\handlers.py
    ", line 245, in get
    notebook_id = nbm.new_notebook()
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\notebookman
    ager.py", line 253, in new_notebook
    with open(path,'w') as f:
    IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'C:\\Untitled0.ipynb'
    ERROR:root:500 GET /new (127.0.0.1) 8.00ms
    ERROR:root:Uncaught exception GET /new (127.0.0.1)
    HTTPRequest(protocol='http', host='127.0.0.1:8888', method='GET', uri='/new', ve
    rsion='HTTP/1.1', remote_ip='127.0.0.1', body='', headers={'Connection': 'keep-a
    live', 'Accept-Language': 'en-US,en;q=0.5', 'Accept-Encoding': 'gzip, deflate',
    'Referer': 'http://127.0.0.1:8888/', 'Host': '127.0.0.1:8888', 'Accept': 'text/h
    tml,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8', 'User-Agent': 'Mozil
    la/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0'})
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 988, in _execute
    getattr(self, self.request.method.lower())(*args, **kwargs)
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\tornado\web.py", line 1739, in wrapper
    return method(self, *args, **kwargs)
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\handlers.py
    ", line 245, in get
    notebook_id = nbm.new_notebook()
    File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\IPython\frontend\html\notebook\notebookman
    ager.py", line 253, in new_notebook
    with open(path,'w') as f:
    IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: u'C:\\Untitled0.ipynb'
    ERROR:root:500 GET /new (127.0.0.1) 5.00ms

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