The Data 8 Jekyll textbook
This repository holds a Jekyll-based version of the Data 8 textbook.
All textbook content is primarily stored in Jupyter notebooks in the
This can be converted to Jekyll-ready markdown and served on github pages.
How this repository is deployed to
The Data 8 textbook has a slightly more complex deploy process. This is because GitHub doesn't work well for using a custom domain name for an organization's non-root repository.
So, here's how the textbook deploy works:
The textbook at
inferentialthinking.comis actually being served from this repository:
You should not ever directly edit the inferentialthinking.github.io repository
- Updates to the textbook should be made at this repository (
- When you make a change to this repository and push it to the
data-8/textbookgh-pages branch, these changes should automatically be copied to https://github.com/inferentialthinking/inferentialthinking.github.io.
- This is done with CircleCI, and the configuration for this can be found
Building the textbook
Here are steps to get started building the textbook on your own machine:
Install the jupyter-book command line tool. This allows you to create and modify Jupyter Books:
pip install jupyter-book
Follow the build instructions on the Jupyter Book guide. The guide has information for how to use the Jupyter Book CLI to build this book. You can find the Jupyter Book build instructions here.
A short summary (see the link for full details): If you have Ruby and bundle installed, install the dependencies by running
bundle install, then running
gem pristine ...for each warning. Once the dependencies are installed, run
make bookand then
To preview your built site using Jekyll on your computer, follow
the steps on the Jupyter Book guide.
The short version is to run
make serve, then visit
http://127.0.0.1:4000/chapters/intro in your browser.
An explanation of the various files in this textbook can be found in the Jupyter Book guide.