We have a working version of supporting jovian.commit from Google Colab, this was the most requested feature from our previous course, any feedback or suggestions on this would be helpful.
How to jovian.commit from Google Colab?
Step 1: Create a jovian notebook or use a existing project
- To create a notebook click on
New Notebookon your profile. You can also use the “Upload Notebook” option or “Duplicate” and existing notebook.
Step 2: Run on Colab
- Once you add new notebook or visit a existing notebook, you’ll be able to run it. Click
Run on Colab
Step 3: Integrate Goolge Drive to Jovian
- A modal would pop up, choose
Authorize and Run on Colab(only this process supports jovian.commit), this would take to you to a page when your integrate Google Drive with Jovian only for the first time. Authorize with the required Google Email ID
- All the notebooks that you run will be saved on your drive under the email id that you authorize and the same file is picked up while committing back.
- After successful authorization you’ll be redirected to the Colab page which is private and only the authorized email id has the permissions to view/edit it.
Step 4: Executing cells on colab
- We have embedded first cell which has all the necessities required for jovian.commit to work including installation. Please retain this cell and run it.
- You can carry forward with other cells after this
Step 5: jovian.commit
jovian.commit(project="python-pandas") # project parameter is required enter a existing or a new project to create
- That’s it this is how it works, we will be working on making this process more simple.
What to do if you already have Colab notebook and want to commit it ?
Currently we don’t have support for this, but there is a way to do it.
Step 1: Download .ipynb from Colab
Step 2: Upload it to Jovian from Webapp
That’s it. Once you have it on Jovian, the first flow can be used.
There is one more workaround check this out https://jovian.ai/sidujjain/colab-commit
Why jovian.commit on Local Jupyter, Binder, Kaggle is simple than Colab?
- Colab uses thier own version of notebook and have restrictions on file usage, so we need a integration with Google Drive to pick the file.
- All Colab notebooks are files under your Google Drive
Is it okay to give file permissions to Jovian?
- Yes, we only ask for permission to write new files and have access to edit the files that we create. So we don’t have access to any other files on your Google Drive.
- All the files that we create are the notebooks that you do
Run on Colab
- We have a parent directory named
Jovianyou can delete this if you’re running out of space. Or delete more specifically inside this directly, you’ll find folders