[IPython-dev] Re: Notebook roadmap
antont at an.org
Fri Jul 15 07:14:28 CDT 2005
Robert Kern wrote:
> Fernando Perez wrote:
>> Robert, is your code available anywhere? This could be used as a
>> starter by Toni on the document work, as well as providing Tzanko a
>> mockup target to load.
> And some documentation to boot:
That and the discussions here have been something to digest indeed, but
the picture is pretty clear for me now (as in understanding the targets
and the Robert's implementation).
Where next? Tzanko, can you interface with the 'notabene' API, is there
something to discuss about it, or things missing I could start to add?
Some random remarks from reading the code:
- i also like the target of ReST output, and now we perhaps don't need
to write that ourselves, 'cause a xhtml2rest 'renderer' was recenlty
posted to docutils-dev. added a comment about that to the wiki page with
a link to the code and discussions at
- don't know how important writing notebooks as ReST will be (as
sketched in sketch.nbk), but there some docutils directive would be nice
for adding the code snippets (cells). .. python: ..even? as XML is not
for humans to write.. (and hardly even to read). and of course the
ipython log would be also nicer to read in a non-XML format, e.g. like
it originally shows in the ipython prompt or something (this is a bit
strangely inverse, 'cause rst was originally planned to be written in
.py files, but here it's vice versa..?)
- the 'ipython monkeypatch' seems to work (except that unlike the
example shows a name attribute for the Notebook is required - would it
be better to add some default name for notebooks, or keep requiring that
and fix the docstring?). am happy that didn't have to write that :o
Hm, i feel like am missing all the important issues that do lurk
somewhere in the back of the mind, but those are at least some concrete
points -- i guess when we get actually going with experimenting with a
prorotype etc. they surface.
So ideas about what to tackle next would be very welcome. Still this
morning I was not totally convinced if Robert's approach was the way to
go, but now it seems like that again. Thanks a lot for putting it together!
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