[IPython-dev] Leo's ipython plugin is complete
Wed Feb 6 03:09:15 CST 2008
Edward Ream kirjoitti:
> it dawned on me that Leo's DOM (Document Object Model) is what sets Leo apart.
> Clearly, this realization has relevance for Leo as an IPython notebook.
This sounds very interesting indeed.
Some of you may remember that I participated in the Summer of Code work
on IPython notebooks back in .. 2005 it was. Back then there were some
discussions about document models: the initial idea (in
http://ipython.scipy.org/google_soc/ipnb_google_soc.pdf) was to use
Python, but that was then rejected ("Python is not Lisp" :) and XML was
used instead. IIRC documents were processed by making docbook xml out of
the 'notebook xml's, and I experimented with using the docutils document
model (~rest) too. The thing in the notebook XML is/was that it includes
IPython in&out nodes, with the executable code.
I remember that Leo was discussed then too, and actually quite recently
when I once more encountered a need to write Python notebooks, I tried
Leo again and learned to use it a bit. It certainly seemed like
something I could use, but haven't done more yet than the little
experimenting that one late evening. I haven't looked at the Leo DOM at all.
So, thanks for the work and news, am looking forward to giving it a shot
one day .. and hoping that the notebook dreams are / come true. I also
but didn't get too much of a hold of it yet -- interesting to see also.
BTW I'm mostly using Python now for game development, game logic,
animation code etc. in general in our own projects (at Playsign,
ex-Kyperjokki), but also with a special interest in AI / behaviours that
also do for some customers (bots etc) .. don't know yet if / how
'executable notebooks' come to play there.
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