Build a small example project

Now that you’ve built your first book, you may wish to get some inspiration from a more “complete” book example.

This section describes the QuantEcom mini book to show you how it’s made.

Some of the features on display include

See also

For more inspiration and example books, see the Jupyter Book gallery

Mini-book source files

The source files can be found on GitHub in the docs directory. These files are written in MyST Markdown, an extension of the Jupyter Notebook Markdown, that allows for additional scientific markup. They could alternatively have been written directly as Jupyter notebooks.

Build the demo book

You can build this book locally on the command line via the following steps:

  1. Ensure you have a recent version of Anaconda Python installed.

  2. Clone the repository containing the demo book source files

    git clone
    cd quantecon-mini-example
  3. Install the Python libraries needed to run the code in this particular example from the environment.yml file. This includes the latest version of Jupyter Book:

    conda env create -f environment.yml
    conda activate qe-mini-example
  4. Run Jupyter Book over the source files

    jupyter-book build ./mini_book
  5. View the result through a browser — try (with, say, firefox)

    firefox mini_book/_build/html/index.html

    (or simply double-click on the html file)

Now you might like to try editing the files in mini_book/docs and then rebuilding.

Further reading

See the full QuantEcon example for a longer Jupyter Book use case, drawn from the same source material.