Starting Cloud Datalab on a Chromebook

Before You Begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Account.

    If you don't already have one, sign up for a new account.

  2. Select or create a GCP project.

    Go to the Manage resources page

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your project.

    Learn how to enable billing

  4. Enable the Google Compute Engine and Cloud Source Repositories APIs.

    Enable the APIs

Launch Cloud Datalab from Cloud Shell

  1. Start a Cloud Shell session from a Google Cloud Platform project.
  2. In the Cloud Shell session window, run the following command to create a Cloud Datalab VM instance. Make sure to select a unique name for the instance, which must start with a lowercase letter followed by up to 63 lowercase letters, numbers, or hyphens, and cannot end with a hyphen.
    datalab create instance-name
    
  3. Open your browser to the Cloud Datalab home page by clicking the Web preview button web-preview-button, and then selecting Change port→Port 8081.

    The Cloud Datalab home page opens in your browser.

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