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The JupyterHub AMI comes with multiple Python versions plus some data science packages installed out of the box. Extra packages can be easily installed on each Python environment.

Python versions

Each Python installation is independent of each other, they are based on Mambaforge.

Version Location
Python 3.10.10 /opt/python/3.10
Python 3.10.10 /opt/python/3.10-rapids
Python 3.9. /opt/python/3.9
Python 3.8. /opt/python/3.8


The owner of this directories is the ubuntu user (the same one used to SSH).

Python Packages

For the all the environments the following packages are installed.

Package Version
altair 5.0.0
awscli 1.27.134
beautifulsoup4 4.12.2
bokeh 3.1.1
bqplot 0.12.39
dash 2.9.3
dask 2023.5.0
gensim 4.3.1
ipykernel 6.23.1
ipython 8.13.2
ipywidgets 8.0.6
matplotlib 3.7.1
nltk 3.8.1
numpy 1.23.5
pandas 2.0.1
Pillow 9.5.0
pyarrow 12.0.0
pyspark 3.4.0
requests 2.28.2
scikit-image 0.20.0
scikit-learn 1.2.2
scipy 1.10.1
Scrapy 2.9.0
seaborn 0.12.2
spacy 3.5.3
statsmodels 0.14.0
tensorboard 2.12.3
tensorflow 2.12.0
torch 2.0.1+cu118
torchaudio 2.0.2+cu118
torchvision 0.15.2+cu118
xgboost 1.7.5

Conda Packages

For all the environments this conda packages are installed

Package Version
cudatoolkit 11.8.0

NLTK and Spacy Data

Additionally the Spacy and NLTK data is included as part of the AMI so you can use those libraries out of the box.

Installing Python packages

Single users can install new packages into it's user space by using pip directly in the target Python installation. For example, opening a new terminal in Jupyter and running:

jupyter-user@ip-172-31-93-190:~$ /opt/python/3.10/bin/pip install boto
Defaulting to user installation because normal site-packages is not writeable
Collecting boto
  Downloading boto-2.49.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.4 MB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 1.4 MB 21.5 MB/s
Installing collected packages: boto
Successfully installed boto-2.49.0

Will install boto just for the jupyter-user on the Python 3.10 environment.

Installing global packages

If you wish to make this package available to all users for a particular Python installation, SSH into the EC2 instance and run the pip install command as the ubuntu user.

ubuntu@ip-172-31-93-190:~$ /opt/python/3.9/bin/pip install boto
Collecting boto
  Downloading boto-2.49.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (1.4 MB)
     |████████████████████████████████| 1.4 MB 19.7 MB/s
Installing collected packages: boto
Successfully installed boto-2.49.0

Now all users that open a Python 3.9 notebook will be able to import and use boto.

Install other versions of Python

You can install and register other versions of Python.

You can SSH and install them for example using mambaforge:



sudo curl -L -o Mambaforge-${MAMBAFORGE_VERSION} $download_url
sudo bash Mambaforge-${MAMBAFORGE_VERSION} -b -p /opt/python/${PREFIX_NAME}

# Fix permissions
sudo chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu $PREFIX_ROOT/${PREFIX_NAME}

# Install ipykernel
/opt/python/my-python/bin/pip install ipykernel

Finally you can register it as a new kernel:

sudo /opt/python/my-python/bin/python -m ipykernel install --name my-python --display-name "My Python Custom"