Scheduled deployment example#

Here is an example anaconda-project.yml file to demonstrate how to use a scheduled deployment task with scripts and notebooks:

name: Scheduled Job

  - python=3.7
  - notebook
  - defaults

  - linux-64

  default: {}


You can run scripts in the correct conda environment by declaring a python executable that’s consistent with the packages specified in the anaconda-project.yml file—in this example, a Python 3.7 Notebook.

The following excerpt of an example anaconda-project.yml file uses an appropriate python executable.

    unix: python

In this example, runs the following code, which will print the time and date when the script runs.

from datetime import datetime


Notebook files cannot be executed using the notebook: command, as that command starts an interactive Jupyter session. Instead, you can specify a unix: command to execute a Jupyter notebook.

For example, create a simple notebook named task.ipynb, with a single cell:


To run the notebook, create another file in the project named that contains the following:

jupyter nbconvert --ExecutePreprocessor.kernel_name='python3' --to markdown --stdout --execute $1

This script runs the nbconvert tool against the notebook file, and ensures that:

  • The Python3 kernel is used

  • The output is converted to easy-to-ready Markdown

  • The output is directed to STDOUT rather than a file

Lastly, add the following to the anaconda-project.yml file for the task.ipynb notebook:

    unix: sh task.ipynb

After you save and commit your project, you can create a schedule to run it.