Use the SageMaker Studio Launcher - Amazon SageMaker

Use the SageMaker Studio Launcher

You can use the Amazon SageMaker Studio Launcher to create notebooks and text files, and launch terminals and interactive Python shells.

You can open Studio Launcher in any of the following ways:

  • From the Studio menu, choose File and then choose New Launcher.

  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + L.

  • If the Studio file browser is open, choose the plus (+) sign on the Studio file browser menu.

The Launcher opens in a new tab in Studio. Your screen should look similar to the following:

The Launcher consists of two sections, Launch a new activity and Other. When you choose an item in the Launch section, a kernel session or terminal session is started in the chosen SageMaker image. When you choose an item in the Other section, a session isn't started and the item runs in the context of Studio.

Launch a New Activity

To open an item in the Launch section, choose the SageMaker image that you want the item to run in from the SageMaker image dropdown menu and then choose the item. When you choose an item from this section, you might incur usage charges. For more information see, Usage Metering.

The following items are available:

  • Notebook

    Opens in the folder that you have currently selected in the file browser. To view the file browser, in the left sidebar, choose the File Browser icon ( ).

    Creates a kernel session on the chosen SageMaker image.

  • Interactive (Python) Shell

    Opens in the folder that you have currently selected in the file browser.

    Creates a kernel session on the chosen SageMaker image.

  • Terminal

    Opens in the root folder for the user (as shown by the Home folder in the file browser).

    Creates a terminal session on the chosen SageMaker image.

Other Actions

Items in this section run in the context of SageMaker Studio and don't incur usage charges.

The following items are available:

  • Show Contextual Help

    Opens a new tab that displays contextual help for functions in a Studio notebook. To display the help, choose a function in an active notebook. To make it easier to see the help in context, drag the help tab so that it's adjacent to the notebook tab. To open the help tab from within a notebook, press Ctrl + I.

    The following screenshot shows the contextual help for the Experiment.create method.

  • System terminal

    Opens a bash shell in the root folder for the user (as shown by the Home folder in the file browser).

  • Text File and Markdown File

    Creates a file of the associated type in the folder that you have currently selected in the file browser. To view the file browser, in the left sidebar, choose the File Browser icon ( ).