IOPub data rate exceeded in Jupyter notebook (when viewing image)


I want to view an image in Jupyter notebook. It"s a 9.9MB .png file.

from IPython.display import Image

I get the below error:

IOPub data rate exceeded.
The notebook server will temporarily stop sending output
to the client in order to avoid crashing it.

A bit surprising and reported elsewhere.

Is this expected and is there a simple solution?

(Error msg suggests changing limit in --NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit.)

Answer rating: 148

Try this:

jupyter notebook --NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit=1.0e10

Or this:

yourTerminal:prompt> jupyter notebook --NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit=1.0e10 

Answer rating: 90

I ran into this using networkx and bokeh

This works for me in Windows 7 (taken from here):

  1. To create a file, with all the defaults commented out, you can use the following command line:

    $ jupyter notebook --generate-config

  2. Open the file and search for c.NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit

  3. Comment out the line c.NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit = 1000000 and change it to a higher default rate. l used c.NotebookApp.iopub_data_rate_limit = 10000000

This unforgiving default config is popping up in a lot of places. See git issues:

It looks like it might get resolved with the 5.1 release


Jupyter notebook is now on release 5.2.2. This problem should have been resolved. Upgrade using conda or pip.