Zepl Notebook Experience

What is a Notebook?

Notebooks are a code execution tool which help you tell a story about your data using a combination of text formatting and computer programming languages (referred to as interpreters) using any number of paragraphs. A paragraph is a unit of code or text that you can execute to produce code results, built-in visualizers, charting library renderings, formatted markdown language and more. Notebooks contain code that is ready to execute and/or has already been executed and returned output. With a powerful, extensible code execution framework, it's easy to program with Python, R, and Spark in Zepl.

Zepl Notebook Editor

Notebook files are stored in a space of your Zepl organization. You can learn more about how to manage notebook files in other sections of this documentation:

Developing Code

Zepl's notebook features helps people be more productive that they would be using open source software. By extending the base capabilities of open source notebooks with time saving Zepl features, you can create stunning interactive notebooks while automated version controls tracks and saves your progress along the way.

Running Code

Running code is critical to finding new insights in Zepl. The purple Run button in the upper left of the notebook can be used to run all of the paragraphs in the notebook in order. Many people interact with notebooks paragraph by paragraph as well - to run a single paragraph at a time, you can click on the small arrow play button at the upper right of any paragraph.

You can learn more about running code in that section of the section of the documentation.

Formatting Results

Notebooks are not only analytical workhorses - they can render beautiful, engaging outputs that make it effortless to communicate findings to stakeholders. With Zepl's formatting features, it's easy to format your findings in a report that will impress your team.