# Snippets¶

Code cell snippets.

This extension adds a drop-down menu to the IPython toolbar that allows easy insertion of code snippet cells into the current notebook. The code snippets are defined in a JSON file in nbextensions/snippets/snippets.json and an example snippet is included with this extension.

Snippets are specified by adding a new JSON block to the list of existing snippets in nbextensions/snippets/snippets.json. For example, to add a new snippet that imports numpy, matplotlib, and a print statement, the JSON file should be modified from:

{
"snippets" : [
{
"name" : "example",
"code" : [
"# This is an example snippet!",
"# To create your own, add a new snippet block to the",
"# snippets.json file in your jupyter nbextensions directory:",
"# /nbextensions/snippets/snippets.json",
"import this"
]
}
]
}


to this:

{
"snippets" : [
{
"name" : "example",
"code" : [
"# This is an example snippet!",
"# To create your own, add a new snippet block to the",
"# snippets.json file in your jupyter nbextensions directory:",
"# /nbextensions/snippets/snippets.json",
"import this"
]
},
{
"name" : "some imports",
"code" : [
"import numpy as np",
"import matplotlib as mpl",
"print('spam')"
]
}
]
}