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September 7, 2023

Anaconda Unveils New AI Chat Assistant for Jupyter Notebooks

Sept. 7, 2023 — Anaconda has announced the public release of Anaconda Assistant, an AI-powered Jupyter notebook extension designed to enhance the productivity of data scientists, developers, and researchers. Anaconda Assistant is now available to all users of Anaconda cloud notebooks.

Powered by the same large language model behind ChatGPT, the Assistant provides an intuitive chat interface to help you generate, explain, or debug code, learn new topics, and more.

Key features of Anaconda Assistant include:

  • Natural language conversations: Ask questions, clarify concepts, and get code recommendations through simple chats.
  • Seamless integration within notebooks: Copy and execute generated code within a notebook cell with the click of a button.
  • Code explanations: Select any part of your code and ask Anaconda Assistant to explain it, add comments, or suggest optimizations.
  • Debugging: Stuck on an error? Anaconda Assistant can help diagnose and fix common code issues.

Anaconda Assistant is designed to assist with various tasks across a wide range of domains. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Analyze, visualize, and preprocess data more efficiently: Simply describe how you want data plotted or changed and Anaconda Assistant will provide fast and easy results. When graphing data, you can specify the graphing library or not, depending on your preference. The Assistant will also provide titles and labels when prompted, so you don’t have to fuss over exact wording, saving you time.
  • Generate and create graphs using natural language: Rather than spend time digging through documentation, Anaconda Assistant does it for you. We inject the column names and types into the language model, so the model is aware of the data it’s working with. This enables you to work with more natural language which in turn means the model will return more intuitive results.
  • Explain, comment, or refactor code: Get explanations for complex code and functions to better understand functionality and options. Data professionals and students alike can highlight code and choose from a number of options as well as get clear descriptions in the Assistant rather than needing external research. Users also have the ability to leave comments on code in order to communicate with other team members or learn from mistakes and refer to past projects. Refactoring code is another time-saving advantage of the Assistant, catching potential bugs and errors and allowing more intuitive problem solving and building.


All cloud notebook users have access to the Assistant; we’re currently the only company offering this capability for free. The number of daily chat requests allowed depends on the pricing plan. Please see Anaconda’s pricing page for details.

About Anaconda 

With over 35 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular platform to develop and deploy Python solutions. We lead Python for data science, champion its vibrant community, and steward the open-source projects behind tomorrow’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) breakthroughs. Our solutions enable practitioners and institutions worldwide to harness the power of open source for competitive advantage and groundbreaking discoveries.

Source: Anaconda