[IPython-dev] Notebook roadmap
antont at an.org
Mon Jul 4 06:18:52 CDT 2005
Robert Kern wrote:
> Fernando and I hashed out a few things on the phone today.
BTW: Fernando mentioned the meeting possibilities in one early post --
perhaps VOIP using Skype or something would be good at some point, but
FYI also that I'm usually hanging on Freenode IRC as antont and we could
set a channel there too (#ipython #notebook #scipy or something..)
> Short version: XML wins for now, even if I had to threaten to kidnap
> Fernando's cat to do it. Long version:
ok. as the last thing last week i also took a brief look at ElementTree,
and actually had decided now to continue the work by looking into it
more if there would be no info guiding otherwise, so good to get this
> There's a page there for adding user stories. I've already added the
> ones Hans has posted and some of my own. If you would like to add your
> own stories (aka "feature requests"), please make yourself an account
> and edit the Wiki to your liking.
thanks - actually the main thing i had in mind for the start of this
project was to ask for use cases / user stories, 'cause the requirements
haven't been too clear at all. but it was good also to do little warm-up
coding too to get an idea.
was also fun to see that the Scipy tutorial was suggested as the target,
'cause was reading just that last week to further study an example
notebook :) .. IIRC the current one is written in LaTEX, i suppose the
source is somewhere too.
> Documentation on the XML format and API will be forthcoming.
> Hopefully, we will have SVN space by Tuesday or Wednesday.
ok. i'll study the Docutils DTD and the workings (perhaps internals) of
ElementTree before that, so can comment on those then. btw, i joined
docutils-dev and have been wondering how they see ElementTree .. as
docutils documents are element trees too, perhaps it would make sense
even for docutils to use the elementree lib (am not sure yet about what
it provides to) .. if it would be written today (probably is not worth a
P.S. to Tzanko's question / idea about code in the books -- i have no
thoughts on that yet. will try to keep Robert's REPL arguments in mind
for that, and the remarks from Hans Meine and others.
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