Markdown

Markdown is a simple text-to-HTML markup language written in plain text. Jupyter notebook recognizes markdown and renders markdown code as HTML. In this section, we present the basic features of markdown.

Markdown in Jupyter notebook

See Markdown (by John Gruber) and GitHub Markdown Help for more information.

Text

Output Syntax
emphasis *emphasis*
strong **strong**
code `code`

Headings

Output Syntax

Heading 1

# Heading 1

Heading 2

## Heading 2

Heading 3

### Heading 3

Heading 4

#### Heading 4
Heading 5
##### Heading 5
Heading 6
###### Heading 6

Lists

Create an ordered list using numbers:

1. Number theory
2. Algebra
3. Partial differential equations
4. Probability
  1. Number theory
  2. Algebra
  3. Partial differential equations
  4. Probability

Create an unordered list using an asterisk * for each item:

* Number theory
* Algebra
* Partial differential equations
* Probability
  • Number theory
  • Algebra
  • Partial differential equations
  • Probability

Use indentation to create nested lists:

1. Mathematics
  * Calculus
  * Linear Algebra
  * Probability
2. Physics
  * Classical Mechanics
  * Relativity
  * Thermodynamics
3. Biology
  * Diffusion and Osmosis
  * Homeostasis
  * Immunology
  1. Mathematics
    • Calculus
    • Linear Algebra
    • Probability
  2. Physics
    • Classical Mechanics
    • Relativity
    • Thermodynamics
  3. Biology
    • Diffusion and Osmosis
    • Homeostasis
    • Immunology

Create a link with the syntax [description](url). For example:

[UBC Math](http://www.math.ubc.ca)

creates the link UBC Math.

Images

Include an image using the syntax ![description](url). For example:

![Jupyter logo](http://jupyter.org/assets/nav_logo.svg)

displays the image

Jupyter logo

Tables

Create a table by separating entries by pipe characters |:

| Python Operator | Description  |
| :---: | :---: |
| `+` | addition |
| `-` | subtraction |
| `*` | multiplication |
| `/` | division |
| `**` | power |
Python Operator Description
+ addition
- subtraction
* multiplication
/ division
** power

The syntax :---: specifies the alignment (centered in this case) of the columns. See more about GitHub flavoured markdown.

Exercises

  1. Create a numbered list of the top 5 websites you visit most often and include a link for each site.
  2. Write a short biography of your favourite mathematician, provide a link to their Wikipedia page and include an image (with a link and description of the source).
  3. Create a table of all the courses that you have taken in university. Include the columns: course number, course title, year (that you took the class), and instructor name.