Interactive PyStan notebooks with MyBinder

pystan

#1

MyBinder allows running Python notebooks from github repos, and it’s free at least now when it’s in beta.

To prepare a repo it’s enough to add one text file for listing dependencies. See instructions here http://mybinder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/using.html

After this go to mybinder.org and enter your repo address and possible branch and path. MyBinder makes a docker image and runs it in their server. You can also share a link and docker images are stored so that it’s fast to try a ready made binder.

You can try running Python notebooks in my BDA course notebook collections (there are also couple PyStan notebooks there)
https://mybinder.org/v2/gh/avehtari/BDA_py_demos/master


#2

Nice! I’m curious what people who’ve used it make of it. Is it reliable? How fast are the cycles you get?