Contributing a Jupyter Notebook


To submit your notebook as a candidate for inclusion in the notebook gallery, please add it to nbviewer and send us a link via Below is a simple style guide to document how the repository is organised and what is the best way to construct your submission.

Once your Jupyter notebook has been reviewed and approved for inclusion (via nbviewer) - we will ask you to put together a pull request to the QuantEcon.notebooks repo. If you are unfamiliar with git then feel free to let us know at

Style Guide

The organization of the repository is simple by design.


./ipynb files
        Support files required for notebooks and data files (i.e. *.py, *.csv etc.)

While we don’t want to impose any restrictions on your creativity when constructing your notebook, we have built some basic infrastructure to make working with dependencies a little easier.

Submission of single document (self contained notebooks) is straight forward. All that is required is that you submit a PR with the ipynb file to the root level of the repo.

Notebooks with Dependencies

There are two primary circumstances that typically render Jupyter notebooks dependent on support files:

  1. Support code that is contained in a separate .py file
  2. Data files

The most convenient method is to have these support files in the same directory as the Jupyter notebook to allow for the direct import of code or data that is contained in these files. However when submitting your notebook we ask that you follow this convention to keep the repo organized and tidy.

Once you are happy with the notebook

Step #1: Place any dependency files in the dependencies/ folder.

Step #2: Add the following import statement to the top of your Jupyter notebook to fetch these documents from GitHub. This ensures the notebook will run anywhere that the notebook is placed.

from quantecon import fetch_nb_dependencies

If you place your dependencies in a folder within dependencies/ then you can pass a Dictionary to fetch_nb_dependencies({"dir" : ["filenames"]})

from quantecon import fetch_nb_dependencies
fetch_nb_dependencies({"dir" : ["filenames"]})


This requires version 0.3+

This simple method from the QuantEcon package fetches the request file from the QuantEcon.notebooksmaster branch and writes a copy into the same folder as the Jupyter notebook.

The documentation for this method can be found here


  1. GitHub Pull Requests Article