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This page contains information about how to get started with PAWS.

Getting started with PAWS

Since PAWS is hosted in the cloud and requires no installation, you can get started right away without installing any software.

Notebook based tutorial

  • Get Started with PAWS - This notebook based tutorial provides a comprehensive walkthrough of the PAWS control panel and how to get started with the service.


  1. Open PAWS
  2. Click the Sign in with MediaWiki button.
  3. Allow permission for PAWS to perform some actions on your behalf.


Create a new or upload an existing notebook.

  1. Click the New button and choose your notebook type. You can choose Python 3, Bash and R or Folder, Text File or Terminal.


Share your notebook using a public link.

  1. Use the Public Link button to generate a public URL, or
  2. Alter the URL manually to make your notebook public:


Fork an existing notebook

  1. Get the URL of another public PAWS notebook. Example:
  2. Add ?format=raw to the end of the URL to download a raw .ipynb file. Example:
  3. Log into your PAWS account and use "upload" to upload this copy into your own directory.