Installing MyST Command Line Tools
Work locally with MyST documents and notebooks
To follow along with this quickstart tutorial on your own computer, it is helpful if you have some familiarity with using the command line, as well as using a text editor and/or JupyterLab.
🛠 Throughout the tutorial, whenever you’re supposed to do something you will see a 🛠
Installing the MyST Markdown CLI 📦¶
mystmd is a command line interface (CLI) that provides modern tooling for technical writing, reproducible science, and creating scientific & technical websites. To get started, install
Prerequisites - Install Node
🛠 Install the MyST command line tools:
🛠 Then install
pip install mystmd
# Visit https://nodejs.org or:
conda install -c conda-forge 'nodejs>=20,<21'
conda install mystmd -c conda-forge
There are new releases of the MyST Markdown CLI every few weeks, to update to the latest version of
pip install -U mystmd
conda update mystmd -c conda-forge
npm update -g mystmd
To get the latest templates, clean your templates directory with:
myst clean --templates
This will remove the
_build/templates directory, which will be re-downloaded with the latest templates when you run
myst start or
Download example content¶
We provide an example project that includes a few simple markdown files and some Jupyter Notebooks. In it’s initial state, the project is not a good example of how to use MyST, but through the course of the tutorials you will correct that by improving the metadata, adding export targets, and creating a website!
🛠 Download the example content, and navigate into the folder:
git clone https://github.com/executablebooks/mystmd-quickstart.git
Go through the tutorials 🚀¶
You are well on your way to getting started with
myst the tutorials are written to go through in order, however, you can also jump in
🛠 Choose a quickstart tutorial to go on a
mystical journey! 🃏 🎲
Learn the basics of customizing a MyST Website, including sharing frontmatter between pages.
Learn the basics of MyST Markdown, and export to a Word document, PDF, and !
See an overview of MyST Markdown syntax with inline demos and examples.