The Elyra JupyterLab extensions can be installed from PyPI, conda, or from source code.

Note: JupyterLab currently requires a re-build after installing any extension.


JupyterLab dependencies:

  • Elyra >= 2.0.0 requires JupyterLab 3.x

  • Elyra < 2.0.0 requires JupyterLab 2.x

  • Elyra == 0.10.x requires JupyterLab 1.x

The instructions below are installing the latest release.


If you use pip, install Elyra with:

pip install --upgrade elyra && jupyter lab build

Note: Ubuntu and CentOS users may need to use pip3 install elyra

If desired, you can install these Elyra extensions independently:

  • Pipeline Editor

    pip install --upgrade elyra-pipeline-editor-extension && jupyter lab build
  • Code Snippets

    pip install --upgrade elyra-code-snippet-extension && jupyter lab build
  • Python Editor

    pip install --upgrade elyra-python-editor-extension && jupyter lab build
  • R Editor

    pip install --upgrade elyra-r-editor-extension && jupyter lab build

NOTE: On November 2020, a new version of PIP (20.3) was released with a new, “2020” resolver. This resolver does not yet work with Elyra and might lead to errors in installation. In order to install Elyra, you need to either downgrade pip to version 20.2.4 pip install --upgrade pip==20.2.4 or, in case you use pip 20.3 (or later), you need to add option --use-deprecated legacy-resolver to your pip install command.


If you use conda, install Elyra with:

conda install -c conda-forge elyra && jupyter lab build

or install the Pipeline editor, Code Snippet, or Script editor extensions individually:

conda install -c conda-forge elyra-pipeline-editor-extension && jupyter lab build
conda install -c conda-forge elyra-code-snippet-extension && jupyter lab build
conda install -c conda-forge elyra-python-editor-extension && jupyter lab build
conda install -c conda-forge elyra-r-editor-extension && jupyter lab build

NOTE: The R Editor extension is not yet available on conda-forge or pip package manager.

Build from source

To build Elyra from source code follow the instructions in developer guide.

Verify Installation

To verify an Elyra installation review the installed server extensions and lab extensions.

Verify the server extensions

Verify that the elyra extension is installed.

jupyter serverextension list

Should output:

config dir: /.../etc/jupyter
    jupyter_resource_usage  enabled 
    - Validating...
      jupyter_resource_usage  OK
    jupyterlab  enabled 
    - Validating...
      jupyterlab [version] OK
    nbdime  enabled 
    - Validating...
      nbdime [version] OK
jupyter server extension list

Should output:

Config dir: /.../.jupyter

Config dir: /.../etc/jupyter
    elyra enabled
    - Validating elyra...
      elyra [version] OK
    jupyter_lsp enabled
    - Validating jupyter_lsp...
      jupyter_lsp [version] OK
    jupyter_resource_usage enabled
    - Validating jupyter_resource_usage...
      jupyter_resource_usage  OK
    jupyterlab enabled
    - Validating jupyterlab...
      jupyterlab [version] OK
    jupyterlab_git enabled
    - Validating jupyterlab_git...
      jupyterlab_git [version] OK
    nbclassic enabled
    - Validating nbclassic...
      nbclassic  OK
    nbdime enabled
    - Validating nbdime...
      nbdime [version] OK

Config dir: /.../etc/jupyter

NOTE: If you don’t see the Elyra server extension enabled, you may need to explicitly enable it with jupyter server extension enable elyra.

Verify the lab extensions

Verify that the elyra labextensions are installed.

jupyter labextension list

Should output:

JupyterLab [version]
        @jupyter-server/resource-usage [version] enabled OK (python, jupyter-resource-usage)
        @krassowski/jupyterlab-lsp [version] enabled OK (python, jupyterlab_lsp)
        @jupyterlab/git [version] enabled OK (python, jupyterlab-git)

Other labextensions (built into JupyterLab)
   app dir: /.../share/jupyter/lab
        @elyra/code-snippet-extension [version] enabled OK
        @elyra/metadata-extension [version] enabled OK
        @elyra/pipeline-editor-extension [version] enabled OK
        @elyra/python-editor-extension [version] enabled OK
        @elyra/r-editor-extension [version] enabled OK
        @elyra/theme-extension [version] enabled OK
        nbdime-jupyterlab [version] enabled OK 


If you have Docker installed, you can use JupyterLab and Elyra by running one of the ready-to-run container images:

  • elyra/elyra:latest has the latest released version installed.

  • elyra/elyra:x.y.z has version x.y.z installed.

  • elyra/elyra:dev is automatically re-built each time a change is committed to the master branch.

Pulling Elyra container images

Images can be pulled from Docker Hub

docker pull elyra/elyra:dev


docker pull

Running Elyra container images

Invocation example 1: Run the most recent Elyra development build in a Docker container. All changes are discarded when the Docker container is stopped.

docker run -it -p 8888:8888 elyra/elyra:dev jupyter lab --debug

Invocation example 2: Run the most recent Elyra development build in a Docker container and mount the existing local $HOME/jupyter-notebooks/ directory as JupyterLab work directory. This enables you to make existing notebooks and other files available in the Docker container. Only files in this working directory are retained when the Docker container is stopped.

docker run -it -p 8888:8888\
 -v ${HOME}/jupyter-notebooks/:/home/jovyan/work\
 -w /home/jovyan/work\
 elyra/elyra:dev jupyter lab --debug

Invocation example 3: Same as above. In addition a local directory named ${HOME}/jupyter-data-dir is mounted as the Jupyter data directory in the Docker container, storing all user-defined Elyra metadata artifacts you might create, such as code snippets, runtime configurations, or runtime images.

Note: To start with a clean environment ${HOME}/jupyter-data-dir should refer to an empty directory. To re-use an existing Jupyter data directory from a local installation specify the output of jupyter --data-dir as directory name.

docker run -it -p 8888:8888\
 -v ${HOME}/jupyter-notebooks/:/home/jovyan/work\
 -w /home/jovyan/work\
 -v ${HOME}/jupyter-data-dir:/home/jovyan/.local/share/jupyter\
 elyra/elyra:dev jupyter lab --debug

Open the displayed URL in your browser to start using JupyterLab and Elyra.

    To access the notebook, open this file in a browser:
    Or copy and paste one of these URLs:

Kubeflow Notebook Server

The instructions in this topic outline how to configure a Kubeflow Notebook Server for Elyra.

Red Hat OpenShift

JupyterLab and Elyra are included in the Open Data Hub community operator. Follow the instructions in this document to deploy the operator in a Red Hat OpenShift cluster.