Launch JupyterLab, a web-based interactive development environment for notebooks, code, and data

Form Bench Walkthrough

  1. Navigate to the JupyterLab tab in the Form Bench launcher.
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  3. To launch a JupyterLab instance, you must provide the following fields. Default values (where provided) are suitable for most use-cases.
    1. Name: Provide a name for your instance.
    2. VM Specification: Determine the size and capabilities of your virtual machine. Large is suitable for most applications.
    3. Storage: Specify the amount of storage for your instance.
    4. Session Duration: Determine how long your session will run for.
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  4. When ready to begin, click Launch.

Results Walkthrough

  1. After pressing Launch, you’ll be prompted to wait a few minutes for the virtual machine to initialize. When ready, click on your instance in the Activity tab to launch your instance.
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  3. A JupyterLab instance will be launched. You may use this similarly to how you would use Jupyter on a local machine, launching Python, Julia, or R notebooks, scripts, or other use-cases.
  1. Further information about JupyterLab may be found in the documentation here.


  1. The JupyterLab environment comes with an array of commonly used packages. You may install additional packages not included in the default instance. These libraries will not be saved after the instance is closed, so you will either have to reinstall or put in a request to support@formbio.com to add these packages to the default instance.
  2. Any data imported or generated will not be saved from instance to instance. It is important that the user saves any data and the notebook file to a folder in the file system.