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What makes a Jupyter notebook good?

Charts are nice, but a notebook needs a compelling story to tell

I review dozens of Jupyter notebooks each week from my DA320 students at Bellevue College. Even though all students study the same material — a dataset with information about Superhero movies — the quality of notebooks varies widely.

Let’s talk about what makes one notebook compelling and another mundane.

Charts, by themselves, don’t influence people — it’s the analysis (




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Software development management, focusing on analytics and effective programming techniques.

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