[IPython-dev] Creating a Mathemtica notebook like GTK Interface for sympy

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Apr 3 12:50:21 CDT 2008


On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Philipp Strack <philipp.strack@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
>  I applied for the Google Summer of Code with the proposal to create a GTK based
>  GUI for the python based computer algebra system sympy. The GUI should be able
>  to graphically present formulas and graphs inside the document. This GUI could
>  be seen as a lightweight replacement for sage notebook. I want to create an
>  alternative to the sage webbased interface because I think GTK is a superior
>  technology for creating an interactive interface. A gtk interface will be much
>  easier to maintain and extend in the long run, because things like
>  autocompletion, syntaxchecking, etc can be easily implemented with a custom
>  gtk.TextBuffer and gtk.TextView. This GUI will follow the notebook system of
>  Mathematica/Maple/Mupad.
>
>  Because I want to avoid any duplication of work, I wanted to ask:
>
>  Whether someone is working on something similar? What are the points to take
>  care of to make it later work with ipython?
>
>  I am thankful for every feedback on the proposal

There is also quite detailed discussion about this proposal here:

http://groups.google.com/group/sympy/browse_thread/thread/f4a28675d34e0ee6

And of course I'll help with it too on the sympy side.

Ondrej


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