I recently downloaded and installed Python 3 from python.org because I wanted to use Hydrogen with Atom (the editor). From what I can gather, Hydrogen (in Atom) runs on (powered by?) Jupyter kernel. Hydrogen allows me to check code inside Atom. That feature is great. However, once I saw how Jupyter Notebook works, I really want to try Jupyter Notebook on my MacBook Pro (High Sierra).

As you can tell, even though I can manage to get things installed, that's the extent of my technical know-how. So I am wondering if installing Jupyter Notebook will disrupt/mess up the existing Jupyter (kernel?) operation.

My apologies for my awkward phrasing--I simply don't know what kernels are or how they work. Thanks in advance!

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    Have you considered homebrew or anaconda? Both of these can simplify the installation and maintainance of python (and many other programs in homebrew's case) Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 5:28

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No, I use both on my iMac with no problem. Both work fine. I also have High Sierra.

  • Did you use any packages to install Python3 (if that is even relevant)? Thanks btw!
    – YCode
    Commented Jan 10, 2018 at 18:38
  • I have both python 2 and python3. i run either one in a virtual environment.
    – Natsfan
    Commented Jan 10, 2018 at 19:29
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    I nstalled both using Anaconda. I used that to set up my virtual environments too.
    – Natsfan
    Commented Jan 10, 2018 at 19:31

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