[IPython-dev] SWC using IPython Notebook

MinRK benjaminrk@gmail....
Thu Oct 4 17:34:14 CDT 2012


On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Oct 4, 2012, at 2:28 PM, Matt Davis <jiffyclub@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> Thank you for putting together this great tool! (I'll admit to being
> pretty blasé on IPython until you came out with the Notebook.)  We've also
> got a PyCon proposal in on the topic of teaching with Notebooks.
>
>
> Very nice!
>
>
> There is already a lot of communication between SWC and the IPython devs
> so none of these requests are exactly news, but here are some things we'd
> like for the teaching side:
>
> - Integration with pythontutor.com
>
>
> Haha, I actually started to work on this yesterday.  Not working yet, but
> it should be possible.  The main challenge will be to allow the code run
> using opt to run in the same namespace as ipython.  That is going to be
> messy and will require working closely with the opt authors.
>
> - A way for an instructor to make a notebook then strip out code for
> distribution to students (so they can see our annotations but have to type
> their own code).
>
>
> So basically just remove all code cells, right?  That won't be too
> difficult.
>
> - A way to put hints into Markdown cells, e.g. collapsed by default but
> expandable if students want help.
>
>
> What about having md cells be collapsible and just show the first line
> when collapsed?
>

Here's a demo Notebook and script, which allow you to show/hide hint cells
with buttons, as well as easily scrub solution code from your notebook:

https://gist.github.com/3836889



>
>
> I do pretty much all my in-person teaching with live typing but the slide
> show abilities also look quite cool and I'm sure we'll put those to use too!
>
> Thanks again for all your hard work! Hopefully one of these days I'll have
> some time to give back.
>
> Best,
>
> Matt Davis
>
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:16 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> HI,
>>
>> Software Carpentry just announced that they are going to transition
>> all of their materials to the IPython Notebook.  This is a huge
>> victory for us, congrats everyone!
>>
>> Matthias - an important part of the story for them was having
>> notebooks viewable online using nbviewer - again, great work on that.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Brian
>>
>> --
>> Brian E. Granger
>> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
>> bgranger@calpoly.edu and ellisonbg@gmail.com
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