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I know I can create a new kernel for my notebook from the evaluation menu but is there a command for this? I'd really like some of my notebooks to startup their own kernel as the first line of code.

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closely related – Kuba Mar 12 '14 at 21:24
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Ok, so first of all you have to be aware that number of kernels you can use is limited by license.

You can go now to Evaluation -> Kernel Configuration Options and create a new one, let's say "Kuba". It will stay on the list for future too.

Now you just need to evaluate in your notebook:

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[], Evaluator -> "Kuba"]

and this option will be saved in it too so no need to evaluate that line each time.

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