[IPython-dev] notebook-like format for IPythonQt sessions.

Gerardo Gutierrez muzgash.lists@gmail....
Fri Apr 16 18:31:30 CDT 2010


Hi all.

I want to resume a discussion that I had with Fernando here in Medellín a
month or 2 ago and we agreed that it was an importatn part of the design of
this project that has to be asked here.

That is about the format in wich IPythonQt should save sessions for
reloading.
We were thinking ahead with the project trying to make a help widget similar
to the one in mathematica(that is the best characteristic of it) so the help
widget would read form a website like python's tutorial and put the code
blocks in IPythonQt's cells of code and the text in text cells, this will be
then writing a parser for plain text or HTML(it's better the first option i
think) because those are natural ways for a QTextEdit to interpret a
webpage.
Then it will be natural to write the notebook sessions as plain text or
HTML.
We talked also about saving the sessions in rst format that will be native
for ipython's documentation. I've not really evaluated the pros and cons of
this choice.

This is an important part for the design of every client/interface that'll
talk to ipython's kernel, so they can share the same type of documentation.

Have a good day.


Best regards.


https://code.launchpad.net/~ipython-contrib/ipython/qt-frontend
http://ipythonqt.blogspot.com/
http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/GSoC2010/IPythonQt
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