Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could share a Jupyter Notebook with your coworkers and allow them to upload a new file that is processed by your notebook? I will show you how to add a file upload widget to your Jupyter Notebook and share it as a web app with Mercury framework.
Create a notebook
I assume that you have a GitHub repository set, created a virtual environment, and installed Mercury. You can read how to do this in our article: Share Jupyter Notebook as web app
Our notebook will read the uploaded data file and display a Pandas data frame. Please remember to add the
pandas package in the
The first RAW cell has the YAML configuration of the application.
--- title: Upload file demo description: Show how to upload a file in notebook with Mercury show-code: False params: filename: input: file maxFileSize: 1MB label: Please upload CSV file ---
params, there is a defined
filename variable and file upload widget. The same variable should be defined in the cell below.
filename = "example.csv"
In the code, I set some
example.csv files. I put this file here to make the code executable. You can check the file in my repository:
In the next cells, there is a Markdown header and the code to read csv file and display the DataFrame.
You can check what the application looks like by running the
mercury watch file_upload.ipynb
You should see:
Deploy the app to Heroku
I’ve deployed the app to the Heroku free dyno. Below are commands that I’ve used:
heroku create mercury-demo-2 heroku config:set SERVE_STATIC=True heroku config:set NOTEBOOKS=*.ipynb heroku config:set ALLOWED_HOSTS=mercury-demo-2.herokuapp.com
Please remember to change
mercury-demo-2 with your application name. Then I’ve added a
Procfile to the project:
web: mercury runserver 0.0.0.0:$PORT --runworker
Procfile should be added to the GitHub repo. The final step to deploy the app is:
git push heroku main
That’s all! :) You should be able to go to the web browser at the address:
The Mercury is a perfect tool to share your Python Notebook with non-coders. You can easily add interactive widgets to Jupyter Notebook. No need to rewrite your code into any web framework.
We offer Mercury Pro for companies looking for a commercial-friendly license, more features, and dedicated support. Check our pricing website for details.
The Mercury GitHub repository: https://github.com/mljar/mercury
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