I love the Jupyter Notebook for working in Python. However, I have been fairly disappointed with the performance (start-up time, cpu and memory utilization) of Anaconda on my Window’s computers. I have also wanted to use Jupyter on a Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux with limited memory and disk space, without the bloat of Anaconda.
Installing Jupyter without Anaconda is actually fairly simple. See: Installing Jupyter with pip. It’s so easy that I don’t see why they put the “strongly recommend” using Anaconda to run Juypter in bold. Since pip is installed already on the latest versions of Python, you don’t even have to go out looking for a separate script to install or update it. It works like a charm.