Using jupyterlab-myst

Using jupyterlab-myst#


Date: 05-Feb-2024

Make sure you are using the latest jupyterlab-myst. There are a lot of new features being released such as full support for exercise directives. Our lecture pages viewed through jupyterlab-myst are almost fully supported.

A good tutorial is available here

This jupyterlab-myst plugin for jupyterlab enables the jupyter rendering system to render additional syntax elements that are introduced by MyST markdown.

These elements include:

  1. Admonitions

  2. Figures and Images that have customisable options through directive metadata

  3. Math that can be referenced via labels

  4. References and Cross References that are more advanced than basic markdown

  5. Footnotes

in addition it provides full support of CommonMark Markdown.

Installing jupyterlab-myst#

To install jupyterlab-myst

pip install jupyterlab-myst

of if you already have a version installed, you can get the latest using

pip install --upgrade jupyterlab-myst

Then when you start jupyter lab the MyST rendering should be available to you inside of markdown cells.

A MyST demo notebook is available for download to see how each element will render.

You may need to open as a notebook within jupyter lab


You can convert this notebook using jupytext to include in jupyter book and the equivalent jupyter book rendering can be seen here