Interactive PyStan notebooks with MyBinder



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

After this go to 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)


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