You can now try IHaskell directly in your browser at try.jupyter.org.
Alternatively, watch a talk and demo showing off IHaskell features.
IHaskell is a kernel for the Jupyter project, which allows you to use Haskell inside Jupyter frontends (including the console and notebook). It currently supports GHC 8 and 8.2. For GHC 7.10 support please use the
Interactive In-Browser Notebook
Note: IHaskell does not support Windows. To use on Windows, install
Virtualbox, install Ubuntu or another Linux distribution, and proceed with the
Some prerequisites; adapt to your distribution.
sudo apt-get install -y python3-pip git libtinfo-dev libzmq3-dev libcairo2-dev libpango1.0-dev libmagic-dev libblas-dev liblapack-dev
curl -sSL https://get.haskellstack.org/ | sh git clone https://github.com/gibiansky/IHaskell cd IHaskell pip3 install -r requirements.txt stack install gtk2hs-buildtools stack install --fast ihaskell install --stack
You need to have Homebrew installed.
If you do not have it yet run
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" in your terminal.
You also need the Xcode command line tools.
You can install them by running
xcode-select --install in the terminal and following the prompts.
brew install python3 zeromq libmagic cairo pkg-config haskell-stack pango git clone https://github.com/gibiansky/IHaskell cd IHaskell pip3 install -r requirements.txt stack install gtk2hs-buildtools stack install --fast ihaskell install --stack
Tested on macOS Sierra (10.12.6)
stack exec jupyter -- notebook
If you prefer a Docker-based workflow, you can use it to create an IHaskell
notebook environment. For example:
$ docker build -t ihaskell:latest . $ docker run -it -p8888:8888 ihaskell:latest
Currently the component that takes the longest time to compile is
ihaskell-widgets, so if you're in a hurry you may want to comment that out in
Stack development with Docker
This is an alternative way to use Docker than above, taking advantage of stack's Docker support.
Makes it easy to install new packages with
stack --docker install <pkg> without having to rebuild a docker image.
Like the other Docker workflow, this doesn't require any host dependecies to be installed.
docker build -t ihaskell-dev docker stack --docker setup stack --docker install stack --docker exec ihaskell -- install --stack stack --docker exec jupyter -- notebook --ip=0.0.0.0 notebooks
Everything in the LTS can be made available!
To add a package outside the LTS, simply add it to the
stack.yaml file (See: "Where are my packages?" below).
Then install the package with stack before restarting
# after adding details about mypackage to stack.yaml stack --docker install mypackage stack --docker exec jupyter -- notebook notebooks
If you have the
nix package manager installed, you can create an IHaskell
notebook environment with one command. For example:
$ nix-build release.nix --arg packages "haskellPackages: [ haskellPackages.lens ]" <result path> $ <result path>/bin/ihaskell-notebook
It might take a while the first time, but subsequent builds will be much faster.
Where are my packages? (IHaskell + Stack)
Stack manages separate environments for every package. By default your notebooks
will only have access to a few packages that happen to be required for
ihaskell. To make packages available add them to the stack.yaml in the ihaskell
directory and run
stack solver && stack install.
Packages should be added to the
packages: section and can take the following
(reproduced here from the stack documentation). If
you've already installed a package by
stack install you can simply list its
name even if it's local.
- package-name - location: . - location: dir1/dir2 - location: https://example.com/foo/bar/baz-0.0.2.tar.gz - location: http://github.com/yesodweb/wai/archive/2f8a8e1b771829f4a8a77c0111352ce45a14c30f.zip - location: git: firstname.lastname@example.org:commercialhaskell/stack.git commit: 6a86ee32e5b869a877151f74064572225e1a0398 - location: hg: https://example.com/hg/repo commit: da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709
The kernel keeps dying (IHaskell + Stack)
The default instructions globally install IHaskell with support for only one
version of GHC. If you've e.g. installed an
lts-10 IHaskell and are using it
lts-9 project the mismatch between GHC 8.2 and GHC 8.0 will cause
this error. Stack also has the notion of a 'global project' located at
~/.stack/global-project/ and the
stack.yaml for that project should be on
the same LTS as the version of IHaskell installed to avoid this issue.