Implementing wget in Jupyter Notebooks on Windows 10
🚩 Problem: Trying to use
wget from within Jupyter Notebooks on Windows
wget is a free useful tool for downloading files (web-get) that is typically bundled with Unix-based operating systems like Linux & MacOS, but not Windows.
🔧 After downloading, move
wget.exe into PATH (typically
C:\Windows\System32, but can be found by entering
path into the Windows Terminal/Command Prompt).
💻 You can then call it via Jupyter using
! to access terminal commands, e.g.
!wget http://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/teaching/courses/ml1/binarydigits.txt ✅