[IPython-dev] Thoughts on the notebook format for version control

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Sun Nov 6 11:45:07 CST 2011


On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 03:22, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> One thought prompted by Fernando's comparison between .ipynbo files and
> .pyc files - Cache files cluttering up my working directory can be an
> annoyance, and this is why Python 3.2 has changed to using a __pycache__
> directory for .pyc files. If we're splitting out output into separate
> files, it might be best to put them somewhere else - perhaps in the profile
> directory, or in a subfolder if we still want it to be simple to add them
> to version control.


If we really do consider them a cache, an output cache dir does make sense
from a clutter point of view.  We should think about whether we want the
model for including output in vcs to be just adding the output cache to
track, or turning off the cache, and inlining output into the notebook.


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