[IPython-dev] Scipy central & IPython notebook.
Sun Sep 23 14:53:13 CDT 2012
On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Thomas Kluyver <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 23 September 2012 19:03, Brian Granger <email@example.com> wrote:
>> * Marketing. If it is part of the ipython universe, we can control
>> the messaging and marketing to promote the notebook and ipython. As a
>> project, we tend to not be very outgoing with our marketing and I
>> think this is a mistake.
> As a counterpoint: I'm not thinking of this as a marketing tool for
> IPython notebooks. First and foremost it should be a useful repository
> for scientific Python users.
I don't view marketing and usefulness as mutually exclusive and I
agree with you that usefulness is the primary desired attribute. I
(and everyone else on the dev team) would definitely not tolerate mere
marketing with no actual usefulness. But this is the exact reason I
brought up the marketing point - we are not good at it and downplay
its importance like it is a bad thing. This is an opportunity for us
to address that issue head on.
> I also want to be able to mix examples
> submitted as notebooks with examples from people who don't use the
> notebook, in which case it would work like scipy-central currently
The notebook is quickly growing into a full blown IDE and will
definitely be able to edit non-notebook files. It is a completely
logic step for nbviewer to grow those abilities as well.
> In short: I see the notebook as a tool for this kind of site, not the
> focus of it.
OK, but what about my comments about using github rather than
uploading files by hand for content?
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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